Sat­suki Shibuya

Born and raised in Cal­i­for­nia, this artist is a spir­i­tual be­ing, wa­ter­colour com­poser and one eclec­tic DJ.


What is your fond­est mem­ory of your child­hood? Rid­ing my bi­cy­cle while hav­ing my dog pull me and feel­ing the wind toss­ing my hair, ad­mir­ing my sticker and eraser col­lec­tion, lis­ten­ing to my dad’s records and danc­ing care­free to them. When did you first re­alise you were cre­ative? I loved look­ing at my colour pen­cil col­lec­tion, the idea of colour­ing neatly within the lines and pick­ing colour com­bi­na­tions. It is also my ear­li­est mem­ory of what it feels like to be in a cre­ative flow. What do you love about wa­ter­colour? I feel that it al­lows me to ex­press my­self in a way that goes be­yond lan­guage, be­yond so­ci­etal rules, be­yond bound­aries. A con­ver­sa­tion with an­other with­out need­ing to ver­bally say any­thing. A mu­tual con­nec­tion and yet there is room for in­ter­pre­ta­tion, for the other per­son to ex­press how they feel. It is ef­fort­less and bound­less, an out-of­body and spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence. Do you have any daily rit­u­als? Yes. I wake up be­tween 6:30 and 7:30am ev­ery day and for about an hour to an hour and a half I have a spir­i­tual prac­tice that con­sists of med­i­ta­tion, read­ing, jour­nal­ing and ex­er­cis­ing and/or gar­den­ing. It makes a huge dif­fer­ence in all that I do, es­pe­cially when paint­ing, when I am able to have this time for my­self in the morn­ing. What are you most cu­ri­ous about? I’m cu­ri­ous about ev­ery­thing! Cu­rios­ity should have been my mid­dle name.

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