Painter Ryo Kato (JP) was born in the prefecture of Okayama, Japan. He explores the relationship between man and nature. To him, art has at any given time played an important part in the formulations of socially relevant questions and problems. The environmental problem is one of the most urging themes to him, as well as wars, often in connection with their religious or economical backgrounds. The disastrous influence on environmental factors and living conditions worldwide reappear in his paintings.
Ryo Kato graduated at UdK Berlin in 2006 under professor Daniel Richter. In 2012 he won the first place at the “I-shi” prize of the Okayama Prefectural Museum, Okayama Japan. In 2013 he was awarded with the second place at the Prize of Darmstädter Sezession”, Darmstadt, Germany and he is one of the nomenee 28th art prize Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen Foundation”, Esslingen-Nürtingen, in 2014.