Born in Sacramento, California, Rob Sato is a painter, illustrator and comic book artist. Sato has a B.F.A. California College of Arts & Crafts and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
“The driving force behind his work is the compulsive desire to see a joke fleshed out. In setting out to make a painting, he begins with a cartoon, a story if you will, to build a world for a joke to live in. As the piece develops in layers of imagery with settings – both mundane and fantastic – a tiny little world emerges full of side stories, tweaked symbols, disguises, traps, tricks and the occasional red, white or blue herring. All bits fight harmoniously under a smokescreen of meticulous line work and magnetic watercolor. In his successes we are faced with a lifetime of undying visual investigation, never ending stories and constant brain food.” (from GalleryRevisited.com)