Reconfiguring the Found Object: Izumi Kato’s Granite-Inspired Works
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The Japanese artist Kato returns to Hong Kong with a second solo exhibit after four years during which he set up a coastal studio near a long strip of a reclaimed landfill laden with irregularly shaped granite pieces.
This exhibition consolidates almost two years of Kato’s artistic practice, with new materials incorporated into his creation that involve a type of common granite selected on the shore from the artist, unaltered as material to create special colour palette.
This process reinvigorates the essence of the “Found Object” (objet trouvé) movement, however, there is also a layer of Japanese aesthetics defined by the innate quality that has become a part of the work. A selection of his drawings are also placed in vintage frames that have been collected by the artist from various sources.