Shoji Kato’s art explores how humans make and sustain spaces. In his artistic research thesis, Place of Geometry (2015), Kato analysed the correlation between visions, concepts, actions, materials, technology and temporality using geometric models. His works have been exhibited internationally and deposited in many private collections.
Shoji Kato was born in Japan, has lived in Japan and the U.S. and currently lives and works in Helsinki. He studied at the State University of New York – Purchase College, the Academy of Fine Arts (Amsterdam) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.
Kato's work "Reaching" takes place a few times during the summer. His work suggests the interplay among the different kinds of associations attached with the materiality of stone, and the ways how the stones are set in place. The linkages will be highlighted with the spiritual and physical movements of human body and the human nature.
The work is situational rather than sculptural. It will be carefully arranged with spontaneous or even uncertain elements.
17.5.2019 Finnish National Museum