Kato Art Duo has always mission to showcase binary of artworks of artworks between the well-established and budding artists. This October we are delighted to present Dawn of Youth, an exhibition featuring young emerging artists from Japan and Singapore. The beginning journey of every young artist is exciting and challenging one. They are ambitious and bright young individuals, who are strive to create with new contemporary ideas.
Dawn of Youth will introduce young Japanese print artists, Nakazato Aoi, Tomone Sano, Miyuki Takashima and Singapore ceramic artist, Zestro Leow. Born in Saitama, Japan, Nakazato Aoi is inspired by her the daily modern landscape of Saitama, the common family restaurants, convenient stores and apartments. These concrete, characterless structures became motifs for her collection of print works. Nakazato transform these suburban buildings into beautiful oddly comforting prints with her subtle use of color and constant composition.
In contrast to Nakazato works, Tomone Sano, born in Fukui Prefecture is inspired by nature and the softness of organism such as the human body and round shapes. Her artworks seems have a blooming motion, like a jellyfish moving in the water, gently and magically. Tomone hope to express the softness and warmth with her copperplate prints and light color pencils drawings.
Miyuki Takashima was born in 1991, Chiba Prefectural. She graduated in 2015 from Joshibi University of Art Design, printmaking course and specialized in copperplate printing. Takashima copperplate prints are often of Japanese school environments and high school girls in their uniform. Her subject matter may look innocent at one glance however, at closer look her creation give viewers a sense of darkness and mysterious morbidity.
Last but not least, 22 years old ceramic artist, Zestro Leow was born in Singapore and graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2015. Zestro is a devoted Buddhist and often base his ceramic creations on Buddhism. For this exhibition, he will be presenting a series of works, which are inspired by Shinto-Shrines (God’s House) created by stacking up individual wheel thrown vessels. The artist alters the traditional outlook of the shrines, and hope to express that even when every physical feature of functionality has been made obsolete, pure emotional beliefs still stands within his sculptures.
Dawn of Youth will open on 6 October and runs till 3 November 2016. We would like to invite you to come view and support the beginning journey of these young artists.