Europe – Far East Gallery
15.02.2019 - 31.03.2019
Kōichi Satō is noted for his skill of harmoniously combining classical Japanese motifs (views of Fuji, calligraphy) with a modern approach to colour schemes and novel technical solutions. In Poland, his works have been exhibited in Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, Katowice, and other venues.
The collection of the Manggha Museum includes his posters designed for many different artistic events, films, and presentations of traditional Japanese art (tea ceremony, bonsai exhibit).
An interesting project which he initiated in 2012 is Architecture for Dogs, a collaboration with well known Japanese architects, such as Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Seijima, or Shigeru Ban. Each participant was asked to create a simple design of an environment dedicated to a dog, easy to assemble, with a view to reducing the distance between canines and humans. Each of the plans was posted on a website for anyone to build at home.
In April 2004, Kenya Hara visited the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow to attend the finissage of his exhibition More than a Poster and delivered a lecture on Japanese Visual Communication. Two of the artist’s works were included in the Manggha Museum’s collection: Muji and Uyni.
HONORARY CONSUL OF JAPAN