DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 51.2 x 63.8 in./130.0 x 162.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Kato’ and dated (lower left)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
“His style is filled with a brisk energy, like wind fairies dancing wildly in the transparent morning sun light.”
(Shuji Takashina, professor Emeritus at Toyko University and Director of Ohara Art Museum.)
Kato’s mesmerising paintings are filled with sharp edged spindle-shapes that appear ready to slice open the air that surrounds them. Each of these shapes appears to be moving, creating a sense of speed and tension within the picture. The way the shapes interlock and overlap one another gives them a very sleek almost natural appearance, despite their bright, otherworldly colours. This creates a sense of euphoria for the viewer, as if they are floating in a boundless space, completely freed from our Earthly bindings.