Sakamoto begins his creative process by drawing a line on a blank sheet of paper. From there, the composition grows into a puzzle-like pattern where color and shape intersect to create a rhythm.
Using pigments of traditional Japanese painting, Sakamoto’s work renders deep and fresh colors, which reflect a mature combination of playful improvisation and precise control. Once dreamed of becoming an astronaut, Sakamoto’s focus on the simple formal elements traces back to the origin of drawing, and places his work as an aesthetic mediator between our living space and the far universe through imagination.
The variations of Sakamoto’s compositions grow infinitely by subtle alterations of its rhythm.