Hiroshi Sato's clever geometric paintings that look as though they have been folded

Double Light, Oil on Canvas, 36"X48" © Hiroshi Sato

Geometric design principles from the Old Masters always come into play with Hiroshi Sato's stunning oil paintings. Featured previously, the Japanese artist focuses on contemporary realism and draws influence from past and present artists such as Vermeer, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Euan Uglow, Hopper and Chuck Close.

His latest works combine still life with portraiture and each soft-coloured painting looks as though it was printed on glossy paper, as if taken from a magazine, and then folded a dozen times, leaving the creases and lines for all to see.

Born in Gamagori, Japan, Hiroshi moved to Tanzania at aged three and stayed there until his early teens. This particular period of his life nurtured his current interest in human perception due to his exposure to alternate cultures, class, and language. He later enrolled in the Fine Arts programme at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art. He was recently a Rise Art Finalist and has exhibited all around the world.

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Waterline, Oil on Canvas, 36"X60" © Hiroshi Sato

Waterline, Oil on Canvas, 36"X60" © Hiroshi Sato

Sit Up, Oil on Canvas, 40"X38" © Hiroshi Sato

Sit Up, Oil on Canvas, 40"X38" © Hiroshi Sato

© Hiroshi Sato

© Hiroshi Sato

Amalgamation, Oil on Canvas, 32"X34" © Hiroshi Sato

Amalgamation, Oil on Canvas, 32"X34" © Hiroshi Sato

Lobby, Oil on Canvas 48"X48" © Hiroshi Sato

Lobby, Oil on Canvas 48"X48" © Hiroshi Sato

Cake and Case, Oil on Canvas, 30"X40" © Hiroshi Sato

Cake and Case, Oil on Canvas, 30"X40" © Hiroshi Sato

Blue Harper, Oil on Canvas, 24"X30" © Hiroshi Sato

Blue Harper, Oil on Canvas, 24"X30" © Hiroshi Sato

Tying, Oil on Canvas, 22"X28" © Hiroshi Sato

Tying, Oil on Canvas, 22"X28" © Hiroshi Sato

© Hiroshi Sato

© Hiroshi Sato

Orange and Two Chairs Oil on Canvas 18"X28" © Hiroshi Sato

Orange and Two Chairs Oil on Canvas 18"X28" © Hiroshi Sato