SAGAKI KEITA is an artist from Japan.

After a degree at the Fukushima University he now lives and works in Tokyo.

This talented artist we are proudly featuring in our Creative Guide for Curious People printed art book really is someone you should take note of: exhibitions in and out of Japan, publications and a lot of future interesting projects to come with his distinguishing feature, a unique way of illustrating the illustrations, designing on existing designs to complete them in a very iconic yet surprising way.

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More of his mesmerizing, detailed, mind-blowing works can be found inside our printed book.


Sagaki Keita

Here’s our complete interview with Sagaki Keita, let’s discover something more about him and his lifestyle in the art field:

Your first project, last project and future project: how would you describe them?

My first project was ten years ago. I borrowed the gallery space of the university’s library and displayed my works. I displayed a picture with a mandala as a motif and the picture of the chromatic color. The title is “9”

My last project is “Fukushima contemporary art Biennale”, carried out last year in Fukushima. I participated in the project and I displayed work called “Our folklore”. Fukushima was damaged in the earthquake and the accident at the nuclear power plant two years ago. Since I had lived in Fukushima for six years I was able to produce this work being very conscious of Fukushima.

Future project: I will plan a private exhibition in Japan next year. I cannot yet explain the content in concrete terms, but I intend to make a picture of the large area [of Fukushima??] after a long absence. Because it is very big after such a long absence.

What do you find inspiring and how would you describe your lifestyle?

I like music – rock music in particular. I get a lot of inspiration from there. Also from my lifestyle. I teach art in a high school in the daytime, so I draw and work at night mainly. It is the coming and going to a high school and the shelter of home every day that inspires me.

What would you probably be today if you hadn’t followed your dreams of doing what you do, or what is your actual dream?

My dream is to have as many people as possible see my work. I want to display it throughout various countries in the future.

Artists and events: can you tell us the most interesting thing that you’ve found in your career until now?

While I draw a picture, I listen to music. However, I’m currently into “Rakugo” and I have been and to that a lot recently.

“Rakugo” is one of the traditional arts of Japan. A comic story teller talks about various funny stories and human-nature stories. I listen to that on CD.

The place where you were born, the place where you live, the best place where you traveled with your work: can you tell us something that only you know to describe them?

I was born in Ishikawa, Japan and I lived there until I was 18 years old. Then I lived in Fukushima for six years and now I live in Tokyo.

I am a very stay-at-home man. I’m happy to be surrounded by my many miscellaneous books, comics and music.

However, I ventured to France this summer, and visited some art museums of Paris and saw many masterpieces. This type of travel is rather significant for me.

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