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Susumu Sakaguchi

Susumu Sakaguchi Painter

I was born in Japan at the end of World War II, immigrant to the United States of America in 1956 at age 12. I grew up in downtown Los Angeles. I began my study of fine arts at Otis Institue of Arts at age 14 and enrolled in California Institute of Arts of Graduate School in 1971. Studied under Nam-June Paik/Video-Arts; John Baldessari/Conceptual-Art; Allan Kaprow/Concept of Happening; Max Kozloff/Arts History and Criticism; Ravi Shankar/Concept of Music; painting by Mariam Schapiro and Poul Brach. Among the students were Ross Bleckner, Gary Lang, Jack Goldstein, Eric Fischl, David Salle and others. After finishing Cal-Arts, I moved to New York City in 1973.

Since I was caught in a double cultural experience, I began to realize my sensibility of consciousness has ambiguously apprised that of images and sense.To clarify the ambiguity of images and senses, I began to paint in two separate canvases in one single length of time by splashing paints of Mist into dots with brush, layers into layers,
and controlling dots of totally meditation. On the other mind I painted images of clear conscious.

The layer of colors transforms subconscious state;my double cultural experiences are also images and senses which I hope to understand and translate of self-real, through the process of painting.


by vsm1997 | 2007-01-28 20:10 | Profile of Artists