Monkey Warrior, 2018
Screen Print & Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48 x 1 in
Signed on Back
Monkey Warrior is based on the idea of a monkey god, whose story (depending on the region) determines if he is good or evil. In Japan, monkeys are considered to be mean and are thought to even eat people! In response, I created a 'super monkey' who is pretending to be one of the gourds.
Harumo Sato is a California-based artist from Tokyo Japan, whose practice includes painting, printmaking, and illustration. In 2013, she relocated to Buffalo, NY to study fine art. While attending the University at Buffalo, Harumo was awarded three scholarships related to painting and illustration.
Harumo’s career as an artist follows the history of a peculiar illness. Seven years ago, her dominant hand became suddenly paralyzed. It was during her rehabilitation period that Harumo fostered her appreciation and passion for art. For the next four years, Harumo copied the work of established artists' work as a form of physical therapy to overcome her illness.
Harumo strives to maintain a peace of mind amongst a highly-industrialized environment through her practice of creation. From her experience, she believes art is one of the best solutions to combat seemingly contagious negative thoughts and emotions. Through her vibrant and playful works, Harumo seeks to spark viewers’ imagination and lust for life!