Hiromitsu Kato “Sakura Viewing”

Gallery Kitai

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Gallery Kitai presents an exhibition of selected works by the late Hiromitsu Kato depicting sakura (cherry blossoms), a subject he continued to pursue and paint right up to the end of his life.

On April 10, 2019, Kato, an artist of Japanese painting, died while he was at work in his atelier in Ranzan, Saitama Prefecture. He was 62 years old. Earlier in the same year, a solo exhibition of his works was held at the Empress Michiko Hall. Two years have passed since that exhibition and the season of cherry blossoms will soon to be upon us again. At Gallery Kitai, located near the Chidorigafuchi Moat, one of the best-known cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo, a selection of works by Kato depicting sakura will be on display. Kato’s sakura are painted as nothing but layer upon layer of petals by the tens of thousands, all in pursuit of the one single petal of revelation representing the artist’s unique outlook on the world. These sakura are set against a black background with an appearance that varies according to the angle of the light. You are invited to view the cherry blossoms, both those adorning the Chidorigafuchi Moat and Hiromitsu Kato’s sakura, which will be blossoming inside the gallery.



from March 03, 2021 to April 10, 2021


Hiromitsu Kato



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