September 6, 2012 by D
Ruta Katsuya, Young Budding Artist from Japan
BY EDNA SIRI NELSON
Ruta Katsuya is an 11-year-old awarding winning artist with an uncanny attention to detail. Ruta’s art works are mostly water color and conté crayon on paper or cardboard, additionally he has produced some acrylics on canvas. He enjoys using watercolors the most and aspires to create larger and larger works. As an artist Ruta enjoys using detail (especially in large scale works) to direct the observers eye and give his audience the opportunity to see what he sees. Ruta says, ”when I make art, I feel happy. It is like I am putting emotions down on the paper.” He aspires to spend his adult life sharing his talent with the world as a professional artist.
Ruta has four years of art training. Reaping rewards in Japan, he has recently won “The Highest Award” in the Chiba prefectural Waterworks Bureau’s 2012 Water Week Poster Contest, as well as the “Sankei News paper Chiba Director-General Prize” in a national traffic safety poster contest for elementary & junior schools in 2011. He has also received the “Gold award” during the MOA Museum of ART 2010 Children’s Exhibition, and the “Highest award” in KEIYO GAS 2009 Painting Competition. Finally he has also been awarded the “Branch Award” in the NTT children’s painting contest at the beginning of his life as an art student in 2008.
At age of seven, Ruta asked his mother if she could sign him up for art lessons. Soon after Ruta was enrolled in Palette Club, a local painting school. He has been recieving art lessons at Palette Club since 2008 while attending Sakuradai elementary. He lives and goes to school in Chiba a bed town of Tokyo in Shiroi-City Japan and visits his auntie in Helsinki occasionally. In Ruta’s mind it is fun to win awards, but he really likes to produce art that makes his family happy. He currently has an exhibition at Dylan Arabia (Helsinki) that opened on 4.9.2012 and will be running until the end of October.
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