Sakai Kohta, Ibaraki, Japan
Born in Ibaraki, Japan, Sakai Kohta is a renowned creator of graceful and emotionally vivid sculptures. Graduating from the University of Tsukuba with a Ph.D in 2014, Kohta’s maturity doesn’t show in his young age but in his art. Taking much of his inspiration from ordinary life, Kohta’s wood and metal statues combine a sense of the serene and the anguished, expressing the subtle complexities of what it means to be alive.
Since his debut in Tsukuba, Sakai Kohta has earned great esteem as a rising artist in Japan, winning numerous awards at the National art center in Tokyo, as well as winning the Prize of the Mayor of Sendai at the 77th exhibition of Kohaku art.