8 - 18 February 2023

Inner friends, inner monsters, inner creatures: they come when the mind is open and when we stop thinking.

We are thrilled to present 'INNER FRIENDS,' a duo exhibition featuring the work of French artist Samy San and Japanese artist Daijiro Hama, curated by Sato Gallery. This exhibition marks the first time that Sato Gallery has brought its programming to Rotterdam, and we are excited to showcase these two talented artists in the grand setting of OASE during Rotterdam Art Week.


Samy San is a plasticien artist based in Paris who uses a wide range of found materials, from plastic to metal and beyond, to create elaborate assemblages that teem with life and personality. His "friends" are more than just creatures - they are reflections of our own inner selves, with each one representing a different aspect of the human experience.


Daijiro Hama, on the other hand, is a painter based in Den Haag who works on canvas, using acrylic gouache to bring his "friends" to life. With a bold and expressive style, Hama creates fantastical worlds and creatures that are both surreal and deeply evocative. His "friends" offer a window into the inner world of the human psyche, inviting us to consider what lies beneath the surface.


Through their "friends," Samy san and Daijiro Hama invite us to consider the complex and multifaceted nature of the inner self. They explore the various facets of the human experience, from the whimsical and fantastical to the deeply philosophical, and invite us to consider the universal themes that connect us all.


We hope you enjoy this unique and thought-provoking exhibition, and that it inspires you to delve deeper into your own inner world and the connections that bind us all together. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the work of these two talented artists in the grand setting of OASE during Rotterdam Art Week."


In addition to the exhibition, there will be a special performance evening on Friday 10.02 featuring visual art from Daijiro Hama in collaboration with a live  music performance. This unique event will offer an immersive and unforgettable experience for attendees.




Samy san & Daijiro Hama - Duo Exhibition
From  8.02 - 18.02.2023
Open every day (11:00 - 18:00)
Nocturne on Fridays (until 20:00)

Opening event on Wednesday 8.02  

Live Performance on Friday 10.02


Oase Rotterdam
Schiehaven 15-A, 3024 EC
Rotterdam, Netherland