CORPUS XEROXYSM
1993, 2002-2004
 

Mike Saijo uses an innovative process applying Xerox technology directly onto pages from discarded books to create what can be viewed as post-modern conceptual painting. He juxtaposes textual fields with imagery of personal and historical significance often selected by an intuitive process.




SOLDIER. 1993 (84.5"x59")

RED ARMY. 2002
 
BICYCLE WHEEL. 2002
 
SKULL & WHEEL. 2003

RAUSCHENBERG STUDY. 2003

BELL. 2003 (94"x88")
 

HOUDINI (with Kevin Connolly). 2003

RASHOMON. 2003 (64.5"x56")
 

PROSPECTOR. 2004 (92"x51")

BICYCLE LESSONS. 2004

MARILYN (Diptych). 2004 (83"x75.5")

METAMORPHOSES IN LANDSCAPE (Quadriptych). 2004 (57"x122.5")

TIM. 2004 (56"x59")
CORPUS XEROXYSM II
2005
 

OLD YELLER. 2005

AZARIA. 2005

CYPRESS. 2005

TABERNAC. 2005

SPLENDOR. 2005
 

EQUILIBRIUM. 2005

WORKER'S RESISTANCE. 2005
 

THEORY OF REPULSION / ATTRACTION. 2005

SHIP BUILDING. 2005

INVERTED RECEDING GLACIER (Triptych). 2005

VILLAGE #1. 2005

PT 109 (JFK IN WW II). 2005

EXPLODING OIL TANKER. 2005

EL HOMBRE Y EL ESPACIO (Quadriptych). 2005
 
CORPUS XEROXYSM III
2005-2007
 

UNTITLED POLLACK EQUATION. 2005

PAPA'S ONTOLOGICAL ORGY (Polyptych). 2006

SIEGFRIED ACT 3. 2006
 
WASP AND FLOWERS (Polyptych). 2006

BOXERS AND THE BUTTERFLY. 2006
   
 
UNTITLED (SATELLITE). 2006

BLIND MAN'S SUIT. 2006

BIRD BOX PANEL. 2006
 

METASTASIS LANDSCAPE #1. 2007

DR. DOOM. 2007

APOLLO AND HERMES (Diptych). 2007
 

CORRESPONDENCES. 2007

METASTASIS LANDSCAPE #2. 2007

UNTITLED MYSTERY AND BEING. 2007

DESCENT. 2007

FRANKENSTEIN #1 . 2007

FRANKENSTEIN #2. 2007
BOOK PIECES
2007-2010
 

ECHO. 2007 (84"x120")

CRAWL THY MOTHER (Collab: Kiyoshi Nakazawa). 2008 (72"x74")

DARK MATTER. 2008
 

NO EXIT. 2008 (65"x67")

SPIRAL. 2008

ANDY AND EDIE. 2009

FOR WITTGENSTEIN. 2008
 
Bubeshko apt Schindler
LA ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY. 2008
 

BANANA WOMEN (Series of 4). 2008

HOUSE OF CARDS. 2009

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN. 2010

SAMURAI AND BOAT. 2009

COOL GUYS. 2010
         
MODERN MOVEMENTS IN LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE. 2010 (Series of 12) - Details
BOOK PIECES
2011-2015
 
     
MYSTIC SCRIPT. 2011
 
   
AMERICA GOES TO WAR. 2011

THEATRE OF WAR AT THE ORPHIUM. 2011

A DREAM DEFERRED. 2011 (65"x62")
 
   
         
   
         
ZOOT SUIT RIOTS. 2011

BREED STREET EXODUS (Diptych). 2011
 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066. 2011
 
MIND BREATHS. 2012
 
SEA OF BUDDHAS. 2013 (Naresuan University permanent collection)
                       
 
HOMEBOY PORTRAITS. 2013 (Father Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries. 1-6 of 18) - Details
                       

THREEPENNY OPERA. 2013
 
GREAT OAK. 2014

OPPORTUNITY. 2014
 
under construction

KRISHNAMURTI. 2014

THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION. 2014

ANNIE BESANT. 2014

CYPRESS #2. 2014

SANSEI (1935). 2014

ISSEI (1909). 2014
 
NISEI (1927). 2014
 

ANCIENT AZALEA. 2015 (24"x22.5")

MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING IN MANZANAR. 2015 (48"x66")
In the exhibition INAKA, Saijo explores the language of Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. He juxtaposes the text from the book, Man’s Search for Meaning, with images of Japanese Bonsai trees and depictions of Japanese gardens, to articulate a history of Japanese Gardeners in Southern California.

CRAB APPLE TREE. 2015 (33"x33")

JUNIPER TREE. 2015 (33"x33")
 

YEW TREE. 2015 (33"x33")

SWEET GUM TREE. 2015 (33"x33")
                     
 
updated 1/13/16


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