Art Masakatsu Sashie on show at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Masakatsu Sashie on show at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Giulia Guido

LOOP“, the first solo exhibition in Europe by Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie, opens tomorrow, Saturday 20 February. The Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome will host an unprecedented selection of 7 oils on canvas, once again featuring an artist who has made urban spaces the focus of his research and production. 

Born in 1974, Masakatsu Sashie was born in Kanazawa, where he studied at the College of Art and where he still lives and works today. Drawing inspiration from the art of Tetsuya Ishida, Miyazaki’s flying cities, Laurent Chehere’s dreamlike architecture, but above all from our contemporary world, the artist gives his own interpretation and representation of urban spaces.

Those imagined by Sashie are post-apocalyptic scenarios in which microcosms made up of waste, neon signs, refuse and sheet metal float in mid-air and become the protagonists of his canvases.

The use of oil on canvas, a technique we see less and less often, and a hyper-realistic style create surrealistic landscapes that give the viewer a sense of disorientation, but at the same time arouse curiosity. 

In addition to presenting “LOOP” to the public, the Dorothy Circus Gallery will also present a reprise of the exhibitions “Parade of Emotions” and “Mirrored Souls” by the artists BLIC and Bobby Leash, which could not be fully appreciated due to the restrictions of the past months. 

Finally, the Roman gallery is also reaching out to those who are unable to physically visit the exhibitions and, on 11 March, will launch “Abracadabra Selection“, an online exhibition event that will feature a selection of works dedicated to the theme of magic and spirituality, a panacea at this time of year. 

Go to the Dorothy Circus Gallery website to book your visit! 

Written by Giulia Guido
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