Satoshi Saïkusa was born in Japan in 1959. He's been living and working in Paris, France since the mid-1980s. His artistic practice is characterized by meticulous compositions, carefully planned and adjusted like filmmakers seeking for the perfect moment. During the last decade, he has developed personal projects in which the themes of night, memory and the fragility of being appear recurrently. Whether he works on series of nudes, of still lives or portraits of artists, dancers, yakuzas, the Buddhist concept of impermanence seems to dialogue incessantly with that of memento mori.