Dynamic Composition with the Figure

Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato
Hiroshi Sato

Description

“Dynamic Composition with the Figure”
with Hiroshi Sato

Learn unique techniques to create paintings that are interesting compositions while making strong representational statements. Hiroshi will share his process of using dynamic grids and incorporating figurative elements to create paintings that are at once geometric abstractions and atmospheric figure paintings. The process allows for very personal interpretations of form, space and color while providing a framework for ongoing exploration. After one day of introductory work students will work from the life model on day two and three and the following days will be spent refining compositional and figurative elements.

About Hiroshi Sato

Hiroshi Sato was born in Gamagori, Japan. From the age of three to fourteen Hiroshi Sato lived in Tanzania, East Africa. In that period his world could be separated into three places. The first was the inside of the house, filled with stories of my parents, books and movies from the west. The second was the outside world of an alternate culture and landscape. The third was the place he was supposedly from, Japan. It was a place that mostly existed as a pseudo fictional place in his head, confirmed to be real by brief visits to Japan once a year.

Hiroshi returned to Japan for high school, flipping the three places around. The pseudo fiction becoming the real and the real world becoming memory. The idea of culture and class as relative to location was cemented as a fundamental aspect of the human condition in his perception of humans. Hiroshi is interested in depicting our mind as a self contained world interfacing with the external world. The goal of his artwork is to frame the moments of our life where this idea reveals itself to the perceiver.

Hiroshi attended the fine-arts program at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art. He is focused on contemporary realist oil painting, influenced by past and present artists including Vermeer, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Euan Uglow, Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Sato’s work shows his interest in the geometric design principles of the old masters.

Hiroshi’s work has won many awards and has been featured in various publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz Magazine, Visual Art Source and Art Business News Magazine.


In-Person Workshops at Sedona Arts Center

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • We require that face masks, covering mouth and nose, be worn in our buildings until further notice. (Note: face shields are not adequate)
  • Enrollment in classes and workshops is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.
  • Staff perform a rigorous sanitation protocol throughout the day.
  • Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
  • Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center. Paper masks are available for no charge.

22 1107 HS

Hiroshi Sato

Hiroshi Sato

About Hiroshi Sato

Hiroshi Sato was born in Gamagori, Japan. From the age of three to fourteen Hiroshi Sato lived in Tanzania, East Africa. In that period his world could be separated into three places. The first was the inside of the house, filled with stories of my parents, books and movies from the west. The second was the outside world of an alternate culture and landscape. The third was the place he was supposedly from, Japan. It was a place that mostly existed as a pseudo fictional place in his head, confirmed to be real by brief visits to Japan once a year.

Hiroshi returned to Japan for high school, flipping the three places around. The pseudo fiction becoming the real and the real world becoming memory. The idea of culture and class as relative to location was cemented as a fundamental aspect of the human condition in his perception of humans. Hiroshi is interested in depicting our mind as a self contained world interfacing with the external world. The goal of his artwork is to frame the moments of our life where this idea reveals itself to the perceiver.

Hiroshi attended the fine-arts program at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art. He is focused on contemporary realist oil painting, influenced by past and present artists including Vermeer, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Euan Uglow, Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. Sato’s work shows his interest in the geometric design principles of the old masters.

Hiroshi’s work has won many awards and has been featured in various publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz Magazine, Visual Art Source and Art Business News Magazine.

Students can work with whatever artistic medium and support (canvas, paper etc. ) that they are most comfortable with.

Cancellation Policy

Registration

  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
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In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.

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