Keiko Sato (Japan,1957; lives and works in the Netherlands) allows herself to be guided by the nature, structure and meaning of the materials and objects she uses. Her spatial installations, floor works and collage murals showcase the processes of change that the passage of time inflicts on the materials.
In her work, Keiko Sato emphasises organic processes such as the transition from order to chaos, from life to death, and from construction to demolition. She values discarded materials like cigarette butts, since these are the remains left over from human behavior and desires. This adds an emotional layer to her work.
To Keiko Sato, making art is more than a pleasant undertaking – she also does it to take responsibility for the world she lives in. This stance provides a political foundation to her work. She analyses the news on a daily basis to see how our world is determined and shaped by historical processes, capitalism and political systems. Her time-consuming works may appear abstract at first glance, but they are always tangibly connected to societal issues.
Alongside a number of smaller works, Keiko Sato’s Club Solo exhibition will include a large installation Untitled (1995, 2018), the four-metre collage mural Vicious Circle (2016) and her new work View on the shore (2018).