Satoshi Katayama was self-taught to explore beyond a conventional category of calligraphy since 2010. The symbols in his works are not always legible and the brushstrokes seem to take precedence over any literal meaning. He is trying to convey his artistic energy through logographic "kanji" characters, which he uses as a metaphor for communicating his internal state of mind.
In this exhibition, we will showcase Satoshi’s most recent research of “Water” series. “Water” represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. It is very often associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and softness. Satoshi is seeking to create a spiritual connection with the audience by guiding them into the retreat of formless “Nothing”.