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Emi KATSUTA

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Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1983. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
2009 Received Master’s Degree from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture
2007 Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts, Department of Fine Art, major in sculpture

Solo Exhibitions:
2020 Emi Katsuta: That Fantastic Someone (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
Emi Katsuta: Then a strange thing happened (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2018 Emi Katsuta Sculpture Exhibition: Sore Zore no Shiten (Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Aichi)
Emi Katsuta: That Fantastic Someone (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

When I’m creating I usually have a wide range of motives as a doubt to normal things, or the phenomena or scene that I could see in ordinary sight, or gender and feminism. Sometimes inspiration comes from fashion, music and movies. The red noses represent anonymity. I believe that noses are unique to each individual and are keys to make an impression. By making each nose red, the figure you see is everyone and no one at all. It could be you and it could be me. They will look different to everyone, according to the state of mind of each viewer. Since I want viewers to experience it, most of the artworks I create resemble human figures as the shape is the closest to them. In a sense, my work is almost like a mirror.
I hope you enjoy it.

About “Monmon”.
“I wanted to be seen, to be a good boy, so I had dressed in colourful things.
But I want to find the true me, so I said "I'm here”.
The colorful things that I am dressed in came out of my body one after another and became “Monmon”.
Then tears came and I became pure white”.

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