|Organizer||Red Brick Art Museum|
|Opening||Aug 24, 2018 Friday 13:00|
Red Brick Art Museum/ Press Release
August 25-October 14, 2018
“Izumi Kato”, the first large-scale solo exhibition in China of Japanese artist Izumi Kato, will be convened at Red Brick Art Museum from August 25 to October 14. With this exhibition, the artist will present more than 50 works in the past decade that include Untitled (2018), a brand new fabric series specially tailored for the exhibition, and on-site creation in the garden of Red Brick Art Museum. The paralleling Archival Exhibition is to invite viewers to get an in-depth understanding of the artist’s status of creation and major nodal points during his engagement with art after relishing in the rich experience on art. The exhibition is curated by Yan Shijie, as the first periodic retrospection in the artist’s career, which also embodies a brand new starting point for the artist’s creation.
Izumi Kato’s works are of distinctive features with a pervasive outline that is sometimes a combination of female and male characters with slim and extended legs and arms in a quirky gesture. They would comingle plant properties which may suggest an origin from the spiritual world with a primitive power rooted in the earth. Standing alone from the boundary of the history of visual art in dualism of the east and west, these pervasive and vivid visual images originate from local culture and carry religious conception of the nature. In the artist’s virtual world, these creatures are both cordial and strange. They would be solemnly presented to the viewers in an array of ways.