Kato Solo Exhibition
Opening Salon: 2/21 Sat. 5pm-10pm
*We are open
on Fridays and Saturdays 1-7pm only and take appointments for
watercolor on paper, 125 x 125mm
is pleased to announce an inaugural exhibition, NIGHT
SHIFT - Yutaka Kato Solo Exhibition, through February 21st to
April 4th, 2009. It is located in a small corner space of an
in Sangenjaya, Tokyo.
to Kato’s Exhibition,
there is a collection show named “WR collection Vol.1” and
it presents a portion of collected pieces by the directors
be an opening salon at 5-10pm on Saturday, February
21st, 2009. Please come cerebrate the grand opening of our
new gallery with us.
Born in Toronto
(Canada) in 1974, Yutaka Kato lives and works in Tokyo. His drawings
and paintings capture “Universal
Urban Landscape” where there are ordinary street views
with buildings, convenience stores, and those kinds of object
in everyday life.
of my objectives to paint is to 'record the moment'.
I would like to paint the current times, neither 10 years
ago nor 10 years later. I think about the end of these landscapes
me, walking around the city and riding my bike. I didn’t
get the answer but I just kept painting the lights in
the city. It is an exhibition about my record of wandering
around the city.” by
describes as “record of wandering”,
each painting is depicted from the floating perspectives.
It is not
about going to the destination but about drifting around
the city and recording the landscape in front of the
artist. There is no
strong pretension or meaning. However, these floating
city landscapes would call the audiences’imaginations
so that they could see each landscape as its own memory
Please enjoy Kato’s record of his “Night Shift” and
landscape of his floating memory.
Yutaka Kato was born in Tronto (Canada) in 1974. After graduating
from Nihon University majoring in Visual Communication,
he started showing his work in magazines and books as an illustrator.
He also has showed his work at the exhibitions in Japan
representing his most popular drawing series that he has been creating
Macdonald’s for many years. Most recent exhibitions are “Draw” at
NO.12 Gallery (Tokyo) in 2006, “MICROPOP” at Gallery
AAA (Paris) in 2007, and “Fusion” with Kenichiro Mizuno
at Gallery Ru Nalf (Tokyo) in 2008.