Japanese Artist Satoshi Katayama’s Liquid Brush
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Up-and-coming artist Katayama paints Japanese calligraphy while exploring his associations with water and emptiness.
Emerging Japanese artist Katayama conveys his artistic message through subtle brushstrokes that nod to logographic “kanji” characters that he uses to convey his internal landscape. Self-taught, his works take contemporary Japanese calligraphy as pioneered by non-conformists Yuichi Inoue and Koji Kakinuma to another level.
Highly allusive works, his symbols are not always legible, with the flow of the brushstrokes taking precedence over the literal meaning of the characters. This exhibition will showcase Satoshi’s most recent “Water” series in which he explores the fluid, flowing and formless. Seeking to create a connection with viewers of his works, he aspires to guide them into the retreat of nothingness.