Hometown: Gifu, Japan
Lives and Works: Gifu, Japan
Naoki Katagiri creates works by drawing out with oil painting a collection of pictures he took by himself. He represents a painting space that overflows with more sense of presence than the actual landscape.
In his works that cut out landscapes of night, the darkness is deeper than the actual night and the brightness of lights shines brilliantly; in works where greenery grows in the landscape, the smell of that greenery and the sound of the wind blowing through it...
With enough persuasive power to make people think they were right at that spot, his works invokes every sense of the viewer. That is none other than because Katagiri beautifully captures the appearance of the original landscape in a place that transcends picture, and works with skillful technique.
In the past, he has won the Jury Special Award chosen by the gallerist countless times at TAGBOAT-sponsored public exhibitions. He is an influential person who is valued for his high quality work.
Works that beautifully fuse Katagiri’s observation power, portrayal power, and unique aesthetic sense are items truly worth appreciating. His smart world view of no waste is also suitable for interiors, and will take any room up a notch into a stylish space.
How about spending luxurious and elegant time everyday with Katagiri's work?
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