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尾崎悟 Satoru
Ozaki
Satoru
Ozaki

Now and Here (2014)
W48 × D38 × H114 (cm)
Satoru
Ozaki
Profile
  • 1963 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993 Tokyo University of the Arts, MFA
  • Lives and works in Chiba
  • 01 Exhibitions More
  • 02 Awards More
  • 03 Public Collections More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

An ascetic recluse living in the foothills of Chiba who refused to hold exhibitions of his work for nearly 10 years before his representation by Yufuku Gallery in 2014, metal artist Satoru Ozaki (b. 1963 –) is considered one of the 'lost treasures' of Japan in light of his mind-bending techniques of hammering and polishing the immobile and adamantine material of stainless steel into beautiful, minimal forms of great depth and presence.
Once heralded as the saviour of conceptual metalwork during his time at the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts, the sands of time had slowly buried the artist underneath the limelight. Yet finding a muse in the new aesthetic movement of the Keisho-ha (School of Form) and the artists affiliated with A Lighthouse called Kanata, Ozaki has sprung forth from his hermit-like existence to create never-before-seen sculptures in shimmering steel that are now captivating audiences the world over.

With collections in such collections as the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and most recently the Long Museum in Shanghai, China, Ozaki’s odes to steel resonate above and beyond, with each strike of his hammer pouring into metal the poetry of life.