The Perrotin Gallery in Shanghai presents Izumi Kato's solo exhibition.Untitled". The exhibition includes new works of the master. Works lead away from preconceived ideas about modern sculpture and painting, returning to faith in art as a ritual associated with the power of primitive images. The artist’s visual language is replete with references to myths and folklore that are common in his native Shimane prefecture. Kato’s practice is based on the Shinto belief that everyone, even objects such as stone and wood, contain spirit.
Izumi Kato was born in 1969 in Japan. A graduate of the faculty of painting at the University of Musashino. He lives and works between Tokyo and Hong Kong. His works have been exhibited in many prestigious museums and galleries, including the Pompidou-Metz Center, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, Daimler Contemporary in Berlin, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Haifa Museum of Art and so on.