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I am proud to announce that the 36th Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition will present Hiromitsu Kato’s artwork at the Agora Gallery located at 530 West 25th Street, New York NY 10001, from August 23 to August 30, 2022. 

Legendary Hiromitsu Kato (1957-2019) is a renowned Japanese painting artist from Japan.  He has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his outstanding artworks, and has been admired as an innovative artist today.  With traditional Japanese painting techniques, his paintings usually turn out to be 3D arts paintings.  His artworks have been invited to various art fairs in NY, LA, Miami, Santa Fe, Monaco, Spain, France, Korea, etc. 

In 2019, at the Semana Cultural del Japon in Spain, an extraordinary cultural exhibition organized by Universidad de Salamanca and co-organized by the Embassy of Japan in Spain & the Japan Foundation, Kato’s artworks were exhibited and admired by a lot of people.  Forgetting about eating and sleeping, he never stopped painting.  On April 10th, 2019, his wife’s birthday, Hiromitsu passed away at his studio while he was working on his painting. 

He stated that he always focused on holding a sense of divine purity in his mind and visualizing the nature of the earth as it was.  His eyes were filled with tears when he saw clouds in the sky transform themselves and plants on the ground flush in the darkness.  He tried to become closer to the truth.  He kept asking himself why he was painting. His answer was to feel the moments of bliss by capturing the one-time-only moments.  He made up his mind to walk a long way to create a masterpiece that God would admire. 

At the Agora Gallery, his artwork called `The Autumn Light’ will be exhibited.  The leaves in the autumn are the metaphor for the rebirth and recovery in Japanese culture. The idea of the painting is based upon his prayer for the recovery from the tsunami & earthquake tragedies in Japan on March 11, 2011.  Through his artworks, Kato hopes to bring happiness and prosperity to the citizens of the world.

I am happy to invite you to see his extraordinary masterpiece at the Agora Gallery. 

For further details, please contact my assistant Yohei Suzuki (yoheisuz@gmail.com). 

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