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About the band:
THE TETORAPOTZ is a five-man band that was born of an art exhibition. They are active primarily in the context of art museums, art projects, and art-related events. All aspects of musical, visual, stage, and record production are handled by the band members themselves, all of whom are also active independently in the visual arts.
Guitar & Vocals: Paramodel Yasuhiko Hayashi
Bass & Vocals: Rintaro Hiramine (Mrs.Yuki)
Guitar & Vocals: Tomomi Okubo (Mrs.Yuki)
Drums: Izumi Kato
Conch Shell Horn & Synthesizer: Takao Minami
About Izumi Kato:
Children with disturbing faces, embryos with fully developed limbs, ancestor spirits locked up in bodies with imprecise forms—the creatures summoned by Izumi Kato are as fascinating as they are enigmatic. Their anonymous silhouettes and strange faces, largely absent of features, emphasize simple forms and strong colors; their elementary representation, an oval head with two big, fathomless eyes, depicts no more than a crudely figured nose and mouth. Bringing to mind primitive arts, their expressions evoke totems and the animist belief that a spiritual force runs through living and mineral worlds alike. Embodying a primal, universal form of humanity founded less on reason than on intuition, these magical beings invite viewers to recognize themselves.
Kato graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino University in 1992. Since the 2000s, he has garnered attention as an innovative artist through exhibitions held in Japan and across the world. In 2007, he was invited to take part in the 52nd Venice Biennale International Exhibition, curated by Robert Storr.