Izumi Kato

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Kato Izumi

Born in 1969 in Shimane, Japan, Kato Izumi currently lives and works in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Known for his paintings of enigmatic creature-like figures, Kato has deployed diverse mediums such as wood, soft vinyl, stones and fabrics to push the limit of conventional pictorial form as well as to depict the boundary between human and nature. In 2018, he formed a rock band called THE TETORAPOTZ with 4 other Japanese artists and has performed and conducted workshops.

Kato’s works have been invited in major art museums and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2007), A4 Contemporary Arts Center in Chengdu, China (2012);  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (2014); Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2017); Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing, China (2018) and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2019).

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