The Open End
Rob Sato "The Open End" will be his second solo show at Copro Gallery featuring a full body of work with large and small paintings, drawings as well as prints. It will showcase nearly a years worth of Sato's otherworldly lies and intricate plotting with sumptuous detail. The Open End is the place where no path or plan leads but where you end up anyway. It's the door to the next moment, the next room, the next dimension, the inevitable future and center of the whirlpool.
Los Angeles-based artist Rob Sato produces rich, detailed imagery, mixing scenes of stark horror, quiet beauty, and humor. His heavily yet subtly narrative paintings tend to walk in a tense space between the observed and imagined world, and the massive amount of back story evident in every image rewards long, hard looks. (from ToybotStudio's Blogspot
(from Ashcan Magazine)
Have you ever had a nightmare so real, so horrific, that you swear it actually happened? That's what looking at Rob Sato's artwork is to me—a gateway into a dreamworld filled with morbid creatures acting out their wildest and uninhibited fantasies. Death, decay, and an insatiable deconstruction of the human anatomy are all staples of his work, but even then you're just starting to delve into the curious fascinations filling his head. In person Rob's a modestly humble, down-to-earth kind of guy, but hand him a paintbrush and you're dealing with a certified madman.