Horiki Katsutomi

The invariability of things

  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 21.5 x 30 cm
  • Pages 180
  • Illustrations 95
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836650569
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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The book documents the work of Katsutomi Horiki (1929-2021), a cultured and polished artist born in Matsusaka, in Mie prefecture, Japan. After graduating in Engineering, he moved to Italy to devote himself exclusively to painting. He attended the Accademia Albertina in Turin, making his debut with works characterized by abstract marks, defined by him as “imprints”, which he placed on expansive black or white backgrounds. In the 1980s he turned to working in color, with a cycle of paintings inspired by Piero della Francesca’s Storia della Vera Croce [Story of the True Cross], while from the 1990s he developed themes taken from the Odyssey. Horiki wrote about his painting: “I seek a universal language with which to speak to myself and others, to understand my existence and to allow others to understand how I think and therefore how I am, to consider and correct my course. This even at the expense of following a long and tortuous path. […] My life is my work.”

The time for reflection has come
Horiki Katsutomi

The invariability of things
Elena Pontiggia, 2011

Path (Samsara)

Making sense (semiotic considerations)
Aart van Zoest, 2009

To Horiki (offprint from Unquiet gaze)
Bruno Vergano, 2007

A traveller between painitng and poetry
Valérie Humbert, 2008

Gaspare Luigi Marcone, 2009

A grammar of the invisible
Alessandra Ruffino, 2007

Horiki Katsutomi’s archetypal painting
Ginevra Bria, 2008

Quivering light
Franca Varallo, 2004

Towards Ithaca
Francesco Poli, 2003

The colour of Odyssey
Elena Pontiggia, 1996

At the sources of life
Lorella Giudici, 1995

The immutability of vision
Elena Pontiggia, 1994

Dialectic figures
Alberto Veca, 1994

Story of the true cross 1984/1987
Andrea Balzola, 1988

Suppositions on a story
Gino Gorza, 1988

The seal, the device
Gino Baratta, 1977

Hanging arabesque
Francesco Bartoli, 1977

Continuous preparations for a journey
Giancarlo Salzano, 1975

Matter: allusions and vibrations
Pino Mantovani, 1972

Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions