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WHERE I WORK

Izumi Kato

PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY CHLOE CHU

In the artist’s Hong Kong studio, wide-eyed extraterrestrial beings and primordial deities stare back

Izumi Kato in his Hong Kong studio. On the right is an untitled painting, which he had just completed on the day of ArtAsiaPacific’s visit.

To find Japanese multimedia artist Izumi Kato’s Hong Kong studio, I had to walk along a circuitous white corridor past a seemingly endless stretch of identical metal doors. This disorienting passageway, coiled inside an industrial building on the isolated southern tip of Hong…

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