My work was also just featured on the Liquid Television site with a nice little write up.
Thanks Liquid TV.
Giant Robot recently featured my work on their site with a nice plug. http://www.giantrobot.com/gr2/giant-robot-2-robots-artist-rob-sato/
Thanks GR. Just for fun, here's a series of tests I made for them when my work was about to be featured on the cover. They all have their charms, but my favorite is the last one.
Come see me make a mess. I'll be conducting a watercolor demonstration this Saturday at San Jose's new art store, "The Arsenal" for their grand opening. My technique is like that of an organized child, which I hope proves fascinating to an audience. However, if that doesn't hold your attention, I'll also be bringing some FREE SHIT, some prints, and maybe even a painting or two to look at.
Grand Opening, October 15, 3-8pm
1202 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
King157 and Ryan Reynolds are both going to start painting at 3pm.
Rob Sato will start his demo at 5:30pm and Sean Boyles will demo block printing at 6:30pm.
There are only 20 linoleum blocks for the Speedball Block Printing demo, sign up to secure a spot. Email email@example.com
CCA Illustration Program presents:
2011 Faculty & Alumni Show
October 3-7th, 2011
Back of Nave, SF campus
1111 8th Street, SF CA 94107
View artworks from our exceptional faculty in addition to 20+ Illustration alumni from the past decade.
The exhibit highlights the diversity of our community in addition to our common thread: telling stories.
Opening Reception & Lecture
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
6:30-7:30 pm View show, mingle, eat, drink
7:30-9:30 pm "Five Alumni" Panel
Timken Lecture Hall
Come join in a lively and informative conversation with 5 of our alumni from the past decade, representing 5 different directions of Illustration:
Charles Glaubitz http://mrglaubitz.com/
Lisel Ashlock http://www.liseljane.com/
Carl DeTorres http://www.carldetorres.com/
Vincent Perea http://vincentperea.com/
Brynn Metheney http://www.brynnart.com/
Each panelist will give a short presentation of their work and then will engage with the audience in a Q&A and conversation about the world of Illustration, after CCA.
A one-of-a-kind print of my "...Future Passed" painting will be available at Giant Robot's "Robots" show opening Sept. 24. I added some hand painted elements to just one of these prints exclusively for Giant Robot (see attached images). Painted in acyrylic, there's a few extra rotting WWII Valkyrie-like planes done in the lower margin of the print. There's only a few of these left, and this is the only one which will be individualized. If you've been saving up for this print, the time to act has come. All proceeds from this show will go towards aiding Giant Robot's transformation of the GR2 store into a fully functioning gallery space. Artists from the whole GR spectrum have contributed works for the show, helping out a hard working establishment that has helped so many of us get our work recognized. It will be rad.
Pictured above "Ghost Ride", the final installment for "The Open End" exhibition which opened last weekend at Copro Gallery.
To see the full show online, visit the web preview site HERE.
The reviews are in, along with some pictures from the reception at the following links:
Thanks to all who came to the opening, and I hope many more of you get the chance to see the work in person.
"The Open End", Art by Rob Sato
8:00 - 11:30
Copro Gallery at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. T5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I made this comic about seven years ago in a sketchbook and rediscovered it today. Please forgive the crude drawing, then forgive nothing else.
I was cleaning out my studio and I found a stale old sketchbook with only two pages drawn on in it. These were done absentmindedly while watching Andy Kaufmann's "My Breakfast with Blassie" a few years ago. I very rarely do caricatures, and it's not my typical drawing style, so these were weird to stumble on. Looking at old sketchbooks is like time traveling, and this one was had the added feeling that I was seeing into an alternate universe. In any case, I think they're funny drawings.
Here's a cheerful, friendly creature drawn in an older style.