Hironori Katagiri

Born in Kesennuma, Japan, 1958. After graduating from University in Japan, he worked initially worked in Austria as Assistant Director of the Symposion Lindabrunn, and was a key member of the International Sculpture Symposium movement in Europe and Japan, spending the winters in Scotland developing ideas for his sculpture.

He now works between two studios in Edinburgh and Japan working on large scale public commissions and exhibiting internationally. His works have been shown in Tokyo, New York and London. In the UK his work can be seen in the collections of Cambridge University and the University of Stirling.

Katagiri’s works are based on very simple abstract shapes and ideas collaborating with the nature of stone, using rough skin and split. Contrasting boldly hewn rough stone with fine polish, his work has a dangerous edge of powerful passion contained within controlled dignity.

“I want to create sculpture to invite viewers to explore images of their own inner landscape of memories and aspirations.” HK

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