★ Mission Statement ★
Coco Sato is an installation artist, art director and workshop leader. Coco is most known for her idiosyncratic site specific “giant origami” installation. It is an union of Zen philosophy, science and play. It is a reminders of the value of down time and aims to encourage the audience to slow down, take notice of surroundings and appreciate the passing of time.
Coco is a much favoured contributing artist at major music and art festivals in the UK and Europe and often collaborates with fantastic specialists such as robotics scientist, user interfaces designer, event and campaign consultants and charity fundraisers.
You can find out all about Coco’s adventure, news and latest loves in the Journal.
★ Background ★
Coco was grew up in Yokohama and Tokyo in Japan, lost and found herself at art college in London - a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design - currently live in Brighton UK with her son, Cosmo who is her partner in crime when hitting road in her chic blue Mini One to festivals and events, and jetting off to unknown places for adventure.
★ Inspirations ★
Coco chooses the life’s scenic route, literally and figuratively. Whilst in the hip city, she can be spotted cafe hopping with her MacBook Pro, sampling at food stalls at market or browsing vintage clothing and charity shops, in nature‘s paradise she enjoys the feeling of soft sand in the toes, daydreaming about the perfect tree house that one day she wishes to build. Coco loves playsuits, bikini, white birch, vintage fur, carousel, garland, green tea, glamping, Lumix camera, Mini One, historic architecture and colour - in it’s infinite variations.
★ Wishes ★
- Design and build radically sustainable chic modern eco tree house that act as a residence, studio and a hub for like minded creatives.
- Ride a hot-air balloon in Burma with Aung San Suu Kyi and make origami lotus flowers.
- Showcase extra giant origami robot at Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, US.
- Trans-Siberia train journey back to Japan.
- Solo exhibition at Tate Modern in London.
- Wildswim in Arctic Norway under the midnight sun.
- Learn a 3rd language
√ Meditate on the sunrise with Zen Monks at a Japanese temple.
√ Swim with sharks, turtles and zillions of tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef.
√ Cruise California’s Pacific Coast Highway in an open car.
√ Ride a horse.
√ Organise a fun charity fundraising event for Japan Tsunami Appeal.