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Katsuya, 2010

by Louis Petruccelli

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

Katsuya and I met in a sushi shop in Melbourne. I have always been attracted to the Japanese aesthetic and psyche but Katsuya struck me as unique and hard to define. His studio space embodied the essence of the artist and gave me a rare ambience for my backdrop. Katsuya is what I would describe as an anomaly. Although obviously Japanese, he paints from a 17th century European tradition, his paintings, mostly religious, glow in rich dark colours and layers of lacquer. In and of himself, Katsuya represents the ability of art to surprise and fascinate, getting us to see things in a different way.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.