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Izumi Kato

March 24 - May 18

Izumi Kato

The well-known Japanese artist (b.1969) is known for depicting haunting humanoid figures referencing Kodama – tree spirits seen in Japanese animé, bearing qualities reminiscent of fictional extra- terrestrial beings. His exhibition showcases his latest explorations in paintings and sculptures of this familiar motif. Another recurring theme is dualism: his figures are frequently divided into two halves, a structure seen consistently in his style. His new works introduce additional dualisms, including the interplay between the interior and exterior, and the juxtaposition of humans and animals.

The artist’s upbringing in western Japan – a coastal area renowned for its myths and legends – proves to be a significant influence on his visual language. His creatures are as fascinating as they are enigmatic. Their expressions evoke totems and the animist belief that a spiritual force runs through living and mineral worlds alike.


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