Izumi Kato began his career as a painter during the 1990s and later focused on wooden sculptures from the 2000s.
Now based in Tokyo and Hong Kong, he is internationally recognized for his series of unusual humanoid figures that, in style and color, bear some resemblance to primitive arts. Working in stone, fabric, wood and other materials, Kato’s more recent works involve installations and prints.
This is Kato's first major solo show in a Tokyo art museum and it features 70 recent paintings and sculptures. It complements a major retrospective of over 100 works, spanning 25 years, currently on show at the Hara Museum ARC in Gunma Prefecture.