Tatsumi Sakai, Japan
Tatsumi Sakai was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1955 and has a BA in sculpture from the Kanazawa University of Art and Craft. Between 1978 and 1981 he studied under sculptor Pierre Szekely in Paris. For Sakai stone sculpturing is a channel to showcase the beauty and realism of nature.He does not like to sculpt and create via a very formal and rigid process. He believes that he creates his best work when he is alone with the stones. It is only then can he connect with the stones, and be able to showcase their most beautiful aspects, inside and outside. “This is the true meaning of stone sculpturing, so I have to keep communication with the stones” Tatsumi Sakai. Sakai has taken part in many workshops, symposiums and exhibitions in France, Japan, Taiwan, Romania, Korea, China, Holland, New Zealand and Australia, as well being presented many awards.