The purpose of my work is to explore the boundaries that exist in society in various ways, using the iron material as a foothold.
In recent years, I mainly create these two series.
“Anonymous” series – which is a rocking iron sculpture of people and weapons with a criminal history have been 3D-scanned and replaced by detailed iron wire ensemble, which has the conflicting elements of iron’s robust and strong materiality and visual and virtual interference fringe effect.
“Iron Oxide Painting” series – An iron-mimicking painting that created a relief-like motif using a unique painting material in which iron oxide crushed to an appropriate grain size was added to the medium, and gave a red rust texture and solid feeling that could be mistaken for iron itself.
Presented works at solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and art fairs in Japan and overseas.
加藤智大| Tomohiro KATO
Born in Tokyo. After graduating from the graduate school of Tama Art University, he started working at a metal processing company to improve his skills. Then he started his carrier as an artist.
He is one of the artists who has been attracting attention in recent years, such as winning the Masamichi Katayama Award at “Geisai Taiwan # 2” in 2011 and winning the grand prize at the 16th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award.
Consistently using iron as the material, he works on the theme of the relationship between substances and society.