Kensuke Saito was born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. He was born with a severe hearing disability, and for this reason, he naturally depended a lot on visual information. By the time he was in middle school, he started drawing, as a form of visual communication. Later on, he majored in graphic design where he learned the skills to construct information into visual content. His detailed work is expressed mainly using ink. In 2012, he moved to Paris, then to Berlin in 2015. After his relocation to Europe, his artistic practice has been focused on drawing and painting.
I grew up in Japan, watching and reading a lot of manga and anime, which influenced the way I visualize the world around me. I believe that my intricate artistic expression and complex composition are influenced by these elements. When I paint, I focus on the visual balance of the painting, more than the message or the story itself. I want to allow the painting to release the visual energy it holds without the limitation of words.