Open to change, expressing things as they are
While pursuing the beauty of “Irodori Hananishiki,” he also vigorously participates in public exhibitions. At the Nitten exhibition, where he has won many prizes, he has competed with works focused on modeling. One of his works,”Kyosei” means symbiosis in Japanese and is based on the supple curves of the female body, which combines strength and femininity. In “Fuin,” which expresses lava flowing through the ground, he faithfully reproduces the roughness of the mountainside and the cracks on the earth’s surface. Unbound by conventional concepts, he remains free to explore new designs every day, translating his sketches into tangible creations. “It is not enough to just imagine things in your head. It’s best to just keep moving your hands as working in two dimension is different from 3D modeling. While molding by hand, he follows his creativity, building and destroying repeatedly. This is how powerful and lively works are born.
Furthermore, his recent works at the Nitten exhibitions feature striking red colors. “Red is a vibrant color. It’s an era with many sad news, so I would be happy if people who see my works feel energized,” he says. As he ages, his perspective changes. He embraces change and projects his thoughts of the moment onto his works. In Kato’s honest and straightforward works, there is a mysterious charm that draws people in.