Thank you for visiting my website, SakataniArts.com, and that you find my artwork of interest and value. My art ranges from Cultural Transformations, focusing on the Japanese-American experience, to Impressions of Nature, which highlight my work with still lifes and landscapes. My mixed media drawings and paintings incorporate ink, color pencil, watercolor, acrylic paint and encaustic media. The News & Updates document relatively recent exhibits and activities. For more detailed information about myself as an artist, background and exhibition record refer to About the Artist. Please contact me (Contact the Artist) about purchasing original artwork and digital prints.
As a Japanese-American, Sansei (third generation) artist, one aspect of my art is expressing my Asian heritage, histories and identities. I appropriate, play with, and transform imagery from both Western art and Japanese artistic traditions, such as ukiyo-e prints, anime comics and Kabuki theater, commenting on Asian-American cultural representations with ironic humor.