Chairman Kato is an artist, musician and former Accident and Emergency doctor. He works across painting, photography, installation art and electronic music. He also lectures and teaches. He shares his East London studio with his stuffed mouse Vinnie.
Music: Kato produces electronic music and releases his first full length record Emovere in December 2016. He has also released several EPs under his Midnight Davis moniker and is working on an album under that name.
Painting: Kato explores the tensions and boundaries between order and chaos, the intellectual and emotional. He is known for creating visceral three-dimensional pieces that blur the lines between painting and sculpture.
Photography: As a photographer Kato traverses the subjects of travel, everyday portraiture and the abstract. His interest in portraiture earned him a grant from the UK Arts Council in January 2015 for his 'Full Circle' project at York Hospital.
Installations: Kato's immersive interventions have featured in a diverse array of locations ranging from a railway arch in Hackney through to high profile establishments such as the Victoria and Albert Museum. His experiential and often interactive installations ask us to explore themes of aspiration, mortality and personal evolution.
Lecturing: Kato is an established public speaker. His experience of career change, creativity and meditation has led to him talking at a wide range of establishments, from Shoreditch House to University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Meditation Teaching: Kato is a passionate advocate of meditation. He teaches meditation and consciousness to private clients and businesses, using his uniquely integrated approach to help improve wellbeing. See his Change Your Mind project for more details.
Mentoring and coaching: Kato works as a creative coach, helping people unblock their creativity. He has worked with a diverse range of clients including homeless people through to doctors and lawyers. He firmly believes that creativity is the birthright of every human being and is passionate about helping others reclaim this. In 2015 he founded The 100% Club, an artists' support group which provides a safe sharing space for anyone seeking to involve creativity in their lives.