Tadashi Sato (1923-2005)
Surf and Submerged Rocks, 1984
Oil on Canvas
38 ¼”H x 144″W
Surf and Submerged Rocks by TADASHI SATO (1923-2005) [Concierge] is an abstract panoramic landscape. Embodying a harmony so profound, this painting offers a direct communion with the earth, water, and a heavenly sky right before our eyes. A softly moulded white shoreline separates the land from the ocean, while the crisp undulating silhouettes of the mountain top separates the canvas into divine thirds.
While influences of abstract expressionism are present, this work is the most rooted in realism than any other piece of his in the collection. Nonetheless, the cellular forms layered on top of shapes reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1960’s clouds series may allude to the reflections of the sky, only visible in the water. This piece captures a euphoric essence, awakening a deep spiritual feeling for the majestic landscape and glittering oceans of Hawai’i nei.