| Kentaro Sato’s Profile
In 1948, artist Kentaro Sato was born in
the town of Aga in the Niigata Prefecture. After graduating from technical
college, Sato pursued a career as a teacher for nine years. Then, retiring from
the teaching profession, Sato studied sculpture under Masao Suzuki for three
years with the goal of becoming a sculptor himself. Subsequently, he lived in
the Saitama Prefecture as a sculptor, expanding his artist activities by
holding solo art exhibitions, participating in symposiums, and sculpting
monuments. In 2006, Sato relocated his practice to his hometown in Aga where he
currently lives and works.
Also, Sato began restoring buildings with
colleagues in his hometown to create a place for exciting human exchanges
called the Cosmo Dream Stage. As part of the project, he built an art gallery,
a restaurant, an outdoor gazebo, a handmade bathhouse, and a museum of the
Jomon people. Taking
advantage of this, he has founded several events and symposiums including the
Satoyama Art Exhibition. By turning this space into a place for education and a
personal experience of agriculture, his dream has spread to the restoration of his
hometown’s landscape. In his creation of a space that combines the power of
nature, the force of art, and the mobilization of people, Sato’s ultimate goal
is to give sparsely populated areas more charm. In 2014, Sato was granted an
honorary citizen award by the regional body of Irida, Greece.
I went makeing
a sculpture to Greece, drawing a picture to French 2014 year.
I have been
to Hawaiian ,India, Greece,Lithuania,French.