Without showing preference to either world, Masakatsu Sashie paints two opposite worlds
as equals with the intent of drawing the viewer into the space and having them reflect on society and its values.
Masakatsu Sashie always had interest in model making and having grown up in a virtual diorama Sashie’s intricately detailed oil paintings depict a world where the common objects of modern industrialization take on often oppressive forms. These haunting vistas are often dominated by an orb, a substantial figure, made of an amalgam of the remnants of human existence. The contrast between the detail and complexity of the orb and the surrounding environment impresses upon the viewer the co-existence of small microcosms within the larger outer world.
Sashie was born in and currently resides in Kanazawa, Japan a city known for rich traditional arts and crafts.
Artist website: http://sal-s.com/art/art.html