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Tovaangar

Painting
Sale price$ 7,800

Oil, oil stick, soft pastel, pastel pencil on canvas

Satsuki Shibuya’s newest work “Tovaangar” is an appeal to contemplate and consider those who came before us — the indigenous people who thrived here and cared for the land long before we existed. A direct reference to the people whose homelands spanned the Greater Los Angeles Area, “Tovaangar” means “the world” or “homelands” in the native tongue of the Tongva. The works are rendered in the artist’s signature abstract, meditative style and inspire the viewer to remember that we are all connected; the ties that bind us across generations and landscapes cannot be severed or forgotten. In the artist’s own words:

As we continue to reclaim lands as our own,
we somehow fail to also remember the origins of the land,
who cultivated and brought it to life,
and most importantly, who cared for it as an extension of themself.

There are no boundaries,
distinct dividers,
only man-made, fictitious borders, which when adhered to
create chaos rather than harmony.
All commonalities lie within the soil with which we live upon,
and the Tovaangar along with other nations understood this.

Our home, Los Angeles, is made of —
multicultural, multifaceted, multinational, multidimensional beings,
interconnected with a land’s history that cannot be forgotten,
aligning lives lost, living, and born.
We are the past, present and future.

Size: 60 x 60 inches
“I associate sounds with colors, or more specifically, certain sound waves as colors. It is a combination of the sound tone, mixed with a sensory connection to the vibration felt throughout the body which produces an association with a particular color.”
-Satsuki Shibuya
Satsuki Shibuya

About the Artist

Satsuki Shibuya

Featured in Architectural Digest, VogueKinfolk, Artforum, and Cereal Magazine, Satsuki’s meditative abstract watercolor paintings and limited edition prints play with neutral tones and elegant brush strokes. Memory and meditation form the foundation of her practice.

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Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

View the Exhibition

Tovaangar
Tovaangar Sale price$ 7,800