Maybe I’ve watched too much bad sci-fi, but Masakatsu Sashie’s orb paintings remind me of a world in which a civilization is taken down by an eerie floating sphere. Are 2012 conspiracy theories getting in my head? Perhaps.
Each of Masakatsu Sashie’s orb paintings contains a setting that exudes desolation and decay, but the spheres themselves are brightly-colored, often with signs, storefronts and brands. Is Masakatsu Sashie’s art a commentary on pop culture? Weigh in below.