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Naritaka Satoh

1980
Born in Aichi
2006
Tokyo Art University, B.A.Design Arts
2008
Tokyo Art University, M.A.Design Arts

Awards

2007
8th SICF, Gran Prix prize, Spiral, Tokyo

Solo Exhibition

2009
"Transplant Baby. The Synthetic Toys in Art of Naritaka Satoh" Exhibition, frantic gallery, Tokyo
2007
8th SICF, Gran Prix Exhibition, "Neutral Grey", Spiral, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2010
"2010 FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"Extra Real" Exhibition, ULTRA002, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2009
" My Favorite Things", art project frantic &unseal cotemporary Joint Exhibition,Tokyo
2009
"frantic Collection", art project frantic, Tokyo
2009
10th SICF, Anniversary Gran Prix Artist Exh,"00-08" Spiral, Tokyo
2008
"Artist Show", Group Exhibition, art project frantic, Tokyo
2008
Graduation Works Exhibition, Tokyo Art University Museum, Tokyo
2008
9th SICF, Gran Prix Group Exhibition, Spiral, Tokyo
2007
8th SICF, Spiral, Tokyo
2006
Graduation Works Exhibition, Tokyo Art University Museum, Tokyo
2002
GEISAI 2, Big Sight, Tokyo

Introduction

If you close your eyes for a second and put all your efforts into imagining how a plastic surgeon would look if he were an artist, you would probably see Naritaka Satoh. Satoh is an artist-surgeon, first of all because he has a precisely sharp hand and a very patient spirit: he gives birth to his photographic figures with the help of a pencil. The pencil is actually Satoh’s scalpel that creates absolutely symmetrical curved lines on babies’ faces or gentle waves on naked women’s stomachs.

The second reason why Satoh is a plastic surgeon in art is that he researches techniques of transplantation, as well as methods of symbiosis, implantation and transference. Thus, he implants, for example, babies’ postures into stuffed animals (a rabbit-toy looks at us with a naïve gaze and a playful attitude) or inserts an air of strict officiality into the children’s world (a baby is looking at us as if he/she is posing for a passport photo). Satoh brings architectural order into mess; for example, drawing hair in geometrical forms or intently depicting unreal bodies in a documentary style. This artist has never been the ideologist of “pure natural beauty”; quite the opposite, he is the “evil genius” of artificial charm, made-up harmony, sex appeal of the inorganic and chemical perfume.

Pleasure in a palm
2011
acrilic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrilic gloss
162x97
NS_11002
available
Pleasure in a palm (detail)
2011
acrilic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrilic gloss
162x97
NS_11002
available
Pleasure in a palm (detail)
2011
acrilic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrilic gloss
162x97
NS_11002
available
Pleasure in a palm (detail)
2011
acrilic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrilic gloss
162x97
NS_11002
available
Sweet Scream
2010
acrylic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrylic gloss
162x97
NS_1001
available
Who stands right behind you now 2
2010
acrylic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrylic gloss
130.3x89.4
NS_1002
Private Collection, Taiwan
Black Shadow / 黒い影
2010
acrylic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrylic gloss
65.2x91
NS_1004
available
Mantoy No.2
2010
acrylic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrylic gloss
41x31.8
NS_FU1002
Private Collection, Malaysia
Mantoy No.3
2010
acrylic paint/charcoal/pencil on paper with acrylic gloss
41x31.8
NS_1003
Private Collection, Malaysia
うしろの正面だあれ Who stands right behind you now?
2010
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
80.3x116.7
NS_FU1001
available
Dream Vision (Set of Drawings: 41 pieces)
2010
color pencil/paper
25.7x36.4
NS_FU1003
available
Domestication
飼育

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
162x97
NS_D09001
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Grin
微笑み

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
65.2x50
NS_D09002
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Doll
お人形

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
33.3x24.2
NS_D09003
Private Collection, Japan
Baby in Lykiness of a Rabbit 3
うさぎの格好をした赤ん坊3

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
122.5x97
NS_B09001
private collection, Taiwan
Baby in Lykiness of a Rabbit 2
うさぎの格好をした赤ん坊2

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
97x122.5
NS_B08001
Private Collection Japan
Baby in Lykiness of a Rabbit 1
うさぎの格好をした赤ん坊1

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
122.5x97
NS_B08002
private collection
Staffed Toy and a Baby
ぬいぐるみと赤ん坊

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
130.3x178.8
NS_B08003
Laying Baby
横になる赤ん坊

2007
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
97x162
NS_B07001
Wacoal Art Center Collection
Woman With No Arms and Legs
手足のない女性

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
162x97
NS_W09001
available
Baby Wearing a Dress
ドレスを着た赤ん坊

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
60.6x50
NS_W08001
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Baby Wearing a Wig 2
鬘をかぶる赤ん坊2

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
70x60.6
NS_W09002
unavailable
Bust of a Woman
女性半身像

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
72.7×50
NS_W09004
available
Naked Woman
裸の女性

2009
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
41x31.8
NS_W09003
Private Collection
Baby Wearing Make-up
お粧しした女性

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
53x45.5
NS_W08002
Private Collection
Portrait of a woman 2
女性像2

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
72.7x60.6
NS_W08003
Private Collection
Portrait of a woman
女性像

2008
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
72.7x60.5
NS_W08004
Private Collection
A child
子供

2007
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
53x45.5
NS_W07001
available
A Girl 2
女の子 2

2007
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
53x45.5
NS_W07002
Private Collection
Three Women Making a Gimnastic Composition
組体操をする三人の女性

2007
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
185x210
NS_G07001
Tokyo Art University Collection Japan
Sitting Woman in a Gymnastic Position
体操座りをする女性

2007
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
162x97
NS_G07002
Collection of the artist
Two women 1
二人の女性 1

2006
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
65.2x91
NS_G06006
Collection of the artist
Two women 2
二人の女性 2

2006
pencil/charcoal/acrylic on paper/panel
81x116.7
NS_G06002
Collection of the artist
E-Portfolio

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Extra Real

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Transplant Baby
The Synthetic Toys in Art of Narita Satoh

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