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Dress, high heels, flowers and fruits are motifs. Artist Midori Sato, first solo exhibition at the museum

POLA MUSEUM OF ART Period: 2019.12.15-2020.04.05
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「Midori Sato "Diaphanous petals" Exhibition」

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(TOP image) Midori Sato 《Diaphanous pink window I》 2019 photo by Kenji Takahashi
© Midori Sato, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery / Koyama Art Projects

The Pola Museum of Art established the `` Atrium Gallery '' to introduce the activities of contemporary artists who were subsidized by the Pola Art Foundation in 2017, the 15th anniversary of its opening, to `` open '' the artistic expression and the potential of the museum. We are doing "HIRAKU PROJECT" with the purpose. This 10th edition introduces Midori Sato, an artist who expresses feminine motifs such as dresses, high heels, flowers, and fruits with a light color sense and powerful brush strokes. This exhibition, the first solo exhibition at an art museum, will display six new works, including masterpieces that are 2.5 meters wide. You can see paintings of new ground that challenged the expression of soft light.

Midori Sato (1984-) is an artist who paints closets full of fashion items such as clothes and shoes, carpets covered with decorative patterns, and colorful flowers in oil and acrylic. While pursuing a feminine motif, such as dresses, high heels, flowers and fruits, we pursue original painting expression with a composition that emphasizes the front view, color contrast with strong contrast, and powerful brush strokes that feel physical. I have been. In addition to presenting works at solo and group exhibitions, he has been working on novel book bindings and illustrations. This exhibition presents six new works. Three major works including “Diaphanous pink window I” depicting a show window full of light, measuring 1.94 × 2.59 m, and three small pieces with motifs of flowers and carpets that have been drawn as a series of works so far. Watch as Sato pursues the appeal of pictorial expression while back and forth between concrete and abstract, reality and the world of imagination.

Midori Sato "Diaphanous petals" Exhibition
[Date] December 15 (Sun)-April 5, 2020 (Sun) 9: 00-17: 00 (Last entry is 16:30)
* Open all day during the exhibition.
* Some works are interchangeable, including prints and photographs. <First half: Sunday, December 15-Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Second half: Thursday, February 6, 2020-Sunday, April 5, 2020>
[Venue] Pola Museum of Art Atrium Gallery
[Price] Adult ¥ 1,800, Senior discount (65 years old and over) ¥ 1,600, University and high school students ¥ 1,300, Junior high school students and younger free
[Organizer] Pola Art Foundation Pola Museum of Art
[Inquiry] 0460-84-2111


The Pola Museum of Art was opened in Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture in 2002 with the concept of "Symbiosis of nature and art in Hakone". The collection at the Pola Museum of Art was collected by Tsuneji Suzuki, the second generation of the Pola entrepreneur, for over 40 years. 10,000 points. Considering the nature and scenery of Hakone, the height of the building is 8 m above the ground, and many of the buildings are placed underground, so that they blend into the forest. The promenade was grand-opened in July 2013 in order to enjoy the rich nature of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. In the forest where beech trees grow, you can enjoy a natural walk along with the artworks.

Monet, Renoir and other Impressionists are the largest collections of Western paintings in Japan. You can relax and enjoy authentic works of art while in a tourist spot called Hakone. As one of our commitments, the lighting in the exhibition room is set at "July dusk in Paris" so that you can appreciate the impressionist works beautifully. In addition, you can enjoy the exhibition and seasonal visits without having to get tired, such as renewing original goods and restaurant course menus according to the theme of each exhibition. Spend a moment in the illuminated architectural space, where you can experience the rich collections and works of artists who are active in the forefront of modern times.

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