This past week we stopped by SASAKI’s studio for an end-of-summer soiree. Since Dwell on Design, the artist has been very busy working on several different international projects, including a massively interactive heartbeat drawing that he conducted via Skype between LA and Tokyo. Besides getting a chance to roam around his studio (Kumi and I were totally busted sneaking a peek inside a closet), guests were also treated to a special live performance. As a live drummer beat a rhythm, SASAKI stood inside a wire cube painting the “heartbeat” in white water-based paint on a clear plastic canvas. The result: an ephemeral, evaporating heartbeat. Quite poignant. The clear plastic film is transformed into a mirrored work of art.
The artist is now officially a permanent resident of our fair city . If you’d like to see more of his work, he’ll be showing his work in-studio through September 22nd. To make an appointment to visit his studio and view his art, contact him here.