”Impressive Things for people” Ceramic art with a twist.
Born in Osaka
Graduated from the Osaka Art University, Visual Design Section.
Graduated from the Kyoto Prefectural Ceramists Technical Institute. Taught by Nobuo Kotani in Shigaraki.
Started making his own ceramics at his father’s (Masahiko Kitano) atelier. He participated at the Arami Arts and Crafts Exhibition where he won prizes until 2007.
Participated at the 35th Kinki Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition. He won a prize.
Participated at the Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition, the 13th Arami Arts and Crafts Exhibition, the 36th Kinki Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition and the 1st Hagi Exhibition. He won prizes at all of these exhibitions. The “Arami Prize”, the “Wakayama-ken School Board Superintendent of Educational Affair Prize” and the “Hagi Excellent Prize of Arts and Crafts.”
|2008||Participated at the 14th Arami Arts and Crafts Exhibition where he obtained the “Yomiuri Teribi Prize”.|
Katsuhisa Kitano’s art is a perfect mix of cool beauty and warm friendship. The sensual curves and shapes create very high quality objects.
His father is a Bizen ceramic artisan, and at a moment of his life where Katsuhisa was wondering about what step he should take next, he had the opportunity to go to an art exhibition. There he immediately got inspired by white ceramic objects. This made him choose the his actual career without looking back.
Sake cups are usually symmetric, but Kitano adds a twist to the cup and gives movement to a rigid object. He also added some glass techniques, in order to always give a different point of view on common objects.
“I want to inspire someone”. By learning from his mistakes, he tries to make an artistic challenge out of everyday.