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Haruka Sasaki

“Expression is my dedication;
  a reflection of the spiritual journey of life.
  find the unseen,  transforming things to the visible.

I am transmitting.
I am talking to your heart with my expressions.”

Haruka was born and raised in Nagano, Japan where she was surrounded by large expanses of nature. This upbringing is the root of her intuitive emotional approach. Her spiritual awareness is informed by Buddhist philosophy, Shinto traditions, and a belief in spirits residing in nature (Nature spirits). These spiritual matters are integral to the culture of daily life in Japan and are communicated in the family, community, and the environment.

From the age of twelve to fifteen, Haruka participated in the traditional performance of Mikomai, a sacred dance performance dedicated to the Shinto gods, during her region’s rituals and festivals.
Later, she began to paint, inspired by the world’s ancient cultures and mythologies.
In 2011, she moved to Berlin, Germany.

Haruka works to honor the Japanese sense of color and balance and expresses a powerful, sensitive feminine force with her brush stroke. By using a “living line” in her paintings, she strives to capture the pure energy of life and create a connection with the primitive self. Because she believes all living things—even inanimate materials—have their own gods and spirits, she pays respect to the invisible with her art.

Since 2017, she has been collaborating with musicians on improvisational live performances of Sumi-e painting and touring in Europe. Her movements with the brush or fan during her performance shake the air, and the sound elements speak to the spirits.

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24. September - 12. November 2021
Solo Exhibition 2021 "Reflexion"
at Frauenkreise, Berlin (Chorinerstr.10, 10119 Berlin)
Vernissage : 24.09.2021 (Fri) 19:00-
Finissage : 12.11.2021 (Fri) 19:00-

Group Exhibition "160 Jahre Japan-Deutschland" 
Gesundheitszentrum (Eichhornstr.2 - Margaretenstr.27, 10317 Berlin)
Opening hours: Mo.-Fr. 8:00-20:00
Finissage : 18.09.2021 (Sat)

Previous Exhibition

Group exhibition "Kunstmeile Lichtenberg" - Haruka Sasaki at EIS KAFFEE, Berlin, Germany

2019.29.Mar - 13.Jun
Solo Exhibition "Deine Innere Erde" – Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibition – "elemente" at Artist Homes, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibition “Khayamiya zwischenraum” at Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg - BLO ATELIER / Studio G3, Berlin, Germany 

Group Exhibition "Wilder Garten creation castle" – Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibition "DEINE INNERE QUELLE" – Frauenkreise, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibition – The Loft NYC 47th Anniversary, NY, USA

Solo Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibition – Lemoart, Berlin, Germany

Exhibition – BLO-Ateliers, Berlin, Germany

"Sound Painting" -improvisation- Sound & Art Performance
Thomas Zimmermann × Haruka Sasaki - Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

Sumi-e Painting performance at FORTALICYJNE FESTIVAL - Zamosc, Poland
In collaboration with Piotr Stefanski, Paweł Dudziński 

”Sumi-e / Sound Painting" performance tour 2019 (Germany & Poland)
Sumi-e live painting: Haruka Sasaki / Music: Haruhiko Okabe (Sax, Hichiriki /JP)
18.06 19:30- Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut / Herrnhut, Germany
19.06 19:00- Macondo / Wrocław, Poland
20.06 19:00- Nowina 5 / Polska, Poland
21.06 20:00- Lubiąż, Poland 
24.06 20:00- Artist Homes / Berlin, Germany
26.06 19:00- Werkhalle Wiesenburg / Berlin, Germany

Sound performance in collaboration with the guitarist Naomi Motomura and the leaves of word by Haruka for the Finissage of Haruka's solo exhibition.. 

”Sumi-e / Sound Painting" performance tour in Germany :  6 shows
in collaboration with Günter Heinz & Haruhiko Okabe 
17.06 at Kleinwaltersdorf Kirche, Freiberg
16.06 20:00- at UNI IM BAUERNHAUS GOSSBERG, Grossberg
16.06 15:00- at im Kurpark von Thermalbad Wiesenbad, Thermalbad Wiesenbad
15.06 at BlaueFablik, Dresden
14.06 at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin
12.06 at Artist-Homes, Berlin

"Sumi-e / Sound Painting” Performance tour in Germany :  4 shows 
/ Live Painting: Haruka Sasaki (Sumi-e) / Impro Music: Günter Heinz (Trombone, Flute etc /DE) & Haruhiko Okabe (Sax, Hichiriki /JP)
13.08 at Galerie Nicolaikirche, Auerbach
12.08 at Annenkapelle Freiberg (am Dom)
11.08 at Blaue Fabrik ​Dresden
10.08 at Frauenkreise, Berlin

Live Painting Performance – Odyssia Festival / Alepokhóri, Greece

Live Painting Performance – Lichtblick Festival / Berlin, Germany

2020.October- Occasional
Workshops for children at Young Arts Donaustraße 

Calligraphy workshop for children "Vielfalt der Kalligraphie" 
at Young Arts Donaustraße 
– with Hanaa El Degham, Melina Castillo and Dimitra Merz

Painting workshop for children "Haiku und Bild" at Shapes of Haiku – Lettrétage

Sumi-e painting workshop "Pinsel-Kunst" at Shapes of Haiku – Lettrétage 
Seen in published productions

– "Ai Kunioka signature model" / Seascape 149 by VOLTAGEdesign (JP)  

– "Takashi Minamiura signature model" Dream Of Jade / VIKING 160 by VOLTAGEdesign (JP)  

Book Cover Illustration
- Matilda TheeGreat "The Foreign Me!" by AuthorHouseUK (UK)

Album cover artwork
– Sizzla & Savona “COLD WAR the remix EP” by Muti Music (USA)

– “Mermaid" 2015-2016 model / The Snow Surf Series by GENTEMSTICK (JP) 

Illustration work (animation)
– short film “The Saviour” opening animation
(Director: Charlotte Roustang / Awards & screenings in Berlin, Hof, Houston, Mumbai, Paris 2014-2015)

EP label artwork
– G. Mitchell & Jebski feat. Kengo Ono "Natsu EP1” by PAD (JP)

DVD cover artwork
- ykanoa × sakti  “Pile Of Time” by PileOfTime (JP)