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X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
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Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato

Do water and paper mix? Yes, they do in the Marcelost World created by the Japanese Brazilian artist, Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato, who makes magic in paper sculptures and papercuts with themes related to the underwater world.
Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato
Published in X-Ray Issue: 31 - Sep 2009
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Do water and paper mix? Yes, they do in the Marcelost World created by the Japanese Brazilian artist, Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato, who makes magic in paper sculptures and papercuts with themes related to the underwater world. X-RAY MAG’s Gunild Symes interviewed the artist to find out how he developed his unique craft and what inspires him about the sea.
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GS: Tell us how you became an artist and why you chose the medium you use. Who were your role models or mentors?

MARCELO: First of all, I would like to thank you all for having this wonderful opportunity to introduce my works and say hello to everyone in the world.
 It all started when I was three years old, when I started using a pair of scissors and separated a book. The book was a picture book loaded with illustrations of many invertebrate animals like crabs and shrimps. Since then, I started using scissors by my right hand spontaneously, and drawing by my left hand as well. When I was a student, I drew, made paper-cutting, creating hand crafts and enjoyed putting together plastic models. I really liked creating things since I was young. At one point in my life, I renovated an entire apartment where I lived by myself.
 Why I got really involved in paper is because I realized paper can do a lot in various ways—for example, drawing and painting—but paper itself is one of the materials that is very hard to deal with. We can use paper in cutting, folding, bending, piling, brushing, etc. There are many creative methods for paper as a medium, and it has unlimited potential. Even though it is flat, it can also become 3D. Of course, I like other materials, but I love paper the most, because my artistic life started with paper.
 I don’t think there are any role models or mentors present in my life, but I am quite sure that my family, relatives, friends and environment where I grew up influenced my art. I now create new ideas for art works by getting favorable influences from people around me.

GS:What inspires you? What inspires you about the underwater world? Tell us how the sea inspires your work and why you use themes of the underwater realm.

MARCELO: I would love to answer this question! I really like nature and living things, especially marine creatures and bugs. Their shapes, colors, designs ---

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