A new challenge for artist Izumi Kato. In addition to the works exhibited in his solo exhibition at the Watari-um Museum of Contemporary Art, the entirety of his latest “Plastic Model Series,” which traverses art and plastic models, is on view.
“Making a stone into a plastic model. It is a ridiculous product, but for me it is the process of creating a work of art.” Izumi Kato, a talented artist who leads the contemporary art scene, has arrived at “plastic models.
The magazine includes a self-explanation of how he came to plastic models and a long interview that delves into the artist’s inner world.
(Contributions by Masakatsu Jindo / Gomorrah Kick and Sachie Kamiya / Art Critic and Curator)
* Japanese-English bilingual
Category：Japanese Art Book
- Release Date:
- November, 2022
- Japanese & English
Born in Shimane in 1969. Based in Tokyo and Hong Kong, she works on the international stage.
Started a full-fledged career as a painter in the late 1990s. He began with simple, symbolic faces like those drawn by a child, and has continued to develop his work using the human form as a clue.
Since the 2000s, he has been exhibiting wood carving works, and currently works with a wide range of materials such as stone, soft beer, cloth, and plastic models.
His recent major solo exhibitions include Red Brick Art Museum (Beijing, 2018), Fundación Casa Wabi (Buerto Escondido, Mexico)
2019), Hara Museum / Hara Museum ARC (Tokyo / Gunma, 2 museums, 2019), SCAD Museum or Art (Savannah, USA, 2021), etc.