About Artist

SATA’s photo works have shown a somewhat surrealistic body, which shatters the boundary between reality and fantasy. He achieves this by combining the body with others’ bodies or exterior objects. Sata’s extraordinary imaginative powers deform and transforms the body in limitless ways by manipulating images. Previously, Sata was interested in proposing the body as placed in a strange landscape. However, his recent works show the body is now actively related to itself with spatial motives, forming an organic relationship with the surrounding environment. Sata is now entering into a bodily realm, going further than having a body that lingers on unconscious daydreaming. In this respect, the body is playing the role of threshold, proposing multi-layered landscapes overlapping real and unreal.

Artist’s Note
After all that time, the thick wall of fear solidly built by continuous brainwashing was in fact even lighter than a handful of air. The thoughts one has grown to reside in one’s mind are truly fragile. From Day 1, there is nothing in our minds. As we live, we encounter experiences. How we react to or assess such experiences is completely left within us. What I failed to realize was that I had always been standing at the very center of my experiences and sentiments. This exhibition is a farewell ceremony for the chickens. The chickens that had to pass away before their time. Today, I try to touch and feel the memories which I kept on running away from with fear. In this exhibition, you will find me and them from the day we first met, up until today, where we still miss each other after parting. Thinking back, those were the pleasant days when I played by myself. The little boy who has yet to grow up to be “whole”, with a dearest wish that we would all grow up to be a “whole”. Hoooot

Gallery Info – GALLERY LUX

Since the gallery opened, LUX has been hosting about 550 exhibitions. Also LUX scouts for talented rising artists and supports by hosting their exhibitions. Especially, accepting pluralism of perspectives and new attempts of art, LUX tries to promote aesthetic of art in our generation by hosting various exhibitions that are in new forms.. Read more.

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Changwon Moonsung University, Changwon, Korea

2012 SaTARK, Gallery MIGO, Busan, Korea
2011 SaTARK, Toyota Photo Space, Busan, Korea
2010 SaTARK, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea
2009 SaTARLIT, Gallery HUT, Seoul, Korea
2009 Sata Air waTer Air, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea
2007 SaTARLIT, Space Bandee, Busan, Korea
2005 History, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea

2015
Lee Soyeun, SATA Duo Exhibition, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea

2014
HappyPresent, Kimjaesun gallery, Busan, Korea

2013
Flux_Cheerful Memory, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea

2012
NAS12, Gallery NaMu, Seoul, Korea

2011
Bae Joonsung, SATA Duo Exhibition, GANA art gallery, Busan, Busan, Korea
Multiple Sensation, SAVINA of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2010
Wonder Kiddy, Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
Fantastic Garden, Changwon Asian Art Festival, Changwon, Korea
2010 Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
OTONARISAN, Kyushu University, Japan
SEVEN SENSE, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea

2009
Seogyo Sixty 2009 : The Game for respect, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea
The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Human Mirror – The Head, Kim’s Art Field Museum, Busan, Korea
Ulsan International Photo Festival, Ulsan Culture & Art Center, Ulsan, Korea
Hitchhikers To The Galaxy, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Mul Art Show 2009, Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea
LIMINAL BODY, Gallery skape, Seoul, Korea