Satoshi Hirose
Japanese, born 1963
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Umberto Di Marino at ARCOlisboa 2018,
Umberto Di Marino
Satoshi Hirose “A Cosmology from Forest”,
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Satoshi Hirose "Cherubino",
Tomio Koyama Gallery

Satoshi Hirose’s practice touches on a variety of mediums and methods, including architectural constructions, environmental interventions, performances, sculpture, photography, and drawing. His projects are lengthy undertakings, sometimes executed over the course of years. One of his best known installations, Island: an existence of nine years (2002-11), is constructed from bottle caps the artist collected for almost a decade. The materials used in Hirose’s works are often unremarkable in themselves—like lemons, chocolates, spices, paper, money, cloth, salt, or beans—but become protagonists and symbols in narratives about history, memory, and culture. In Hirose’s own words, his art is “defined as an art that invents […] a unique aesthetic code or behavior by rearranging small fragments.”