MIKE SAIJO

MIKE SAIJO

1Saijo.GreatOakTreeGreat Oak Tree.

1mike_saijo_red_army_smRed Army.

1mike_saijo_krishnamurtiKrishnamurti.

Mike Saijo was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was influenced by media culture (i.e. books, television, movies, magazines). Saijo takes the approach of “open text” which takes an object, such as a book, transforms the material from sequential to spatial order, and opens up a space to create new meaning. His unconventional process often involves Xerox copy technology, office supplies, and building materials to construct art with a wide range of subject matter from mid-century modern architecture, WWII photos, cinema stills, imaginary landscapes, and the history of fashion. Saijo rejects the notion of art as a fixed idea defined by history, and instead reclaims history, and redefines it based on “human experience”. His work takes the form of installation, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.