by Ariadna Zierold
Masakatsu Sashie was born in and currently resides in Kanazawa, Japan, a city well known for rich traditional arts and crafts and a nique culture due to the city’s difficult geo raphical accessibility. Sashie has exhibited throughout Asia and the United States.
Sashie’s home, Kanazaw is a miniature condensed version of the larger, more populous, cities in Japan. With a lifelong interest in model making and having grown up in a virtual diorama, Sashie’s intricately detailed oil paintings depict a world where the common objects of modern industrialization take on oppressive forms. These haunting vistas are often dominated by an orb, a substantial figure, made of an amalgam of the remnants of human existence.