Saburo OTA

Born in Yamagata Prefecture, 1950. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tsuruoka National College of Technology. Currently lives in Okayama Prefecture. He uses the ‘postage stamp’ format to create visible expressions of points of contact between people’s daily lives and society. He creates his own ‘stamps’ containing seeds collected from around the country, produces works using postmarks or builds installations comprising of old, used postage stamps, instilling an awareness in the viewer of the history, social meaning or stories concealed in small everyday things.