Makoto Saito - Portraits
DATE & TIME
10 MAY - 10 AUG
MON-SAT BY APPOINTMENT
601 Printing House , 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
The exhibition features a new body of work from the Portrait series of Japanese artist, Makoto Saito (齊藤誠), inspired from movies and the artist Lucian Freud. These paintings refer back to Saito’s childhood memory of seeing foreign films with subtitles he could not follow, leading him to create his own story and imagined plot. Now, Saito extracts images and attempts to “witness how time difference is seen by expressing people of that time, using the current function of the mechanism”. In this process, Saito strives to create the ‘antithesis’ with the use of computer and paint. Saito experiments with material and content, placing no constraints upon his creative process, and utilises computer software to superimpose multiple layers of imagery textured with oil and creates an effect of printed material.