Makoto Saito
Japanese, born 1952
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Tomio Koyama Gallery at fiac 17,
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Makoto Saito "2100",
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Whitestone Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2016,
Whitestone Gallery

Makoto Saito began his painting career in 2008, but he had received wide acclaim as an influential and radical graphic designer for over two decades. In his late adolescence, Saito pursued a career as a printmaker, which he then put on hold to focus on commercial work. His current pursuits in painting are deeply intimate and based on what he calls excerpts from his own perspective and observations. Saito is known to drastically distort his images and subjects, with blurring or abstracted forms. His early works were compositions made from reconstructed film stills, executed in heavy layers of paint. More recently, he has created portraits of iconic filmmakers and their best-known works, as well as intimate perspectives of the eroticized female body.