Originally from Tokyo, Katsutoshi creates large-scale woodcuts based on photographs of his everyday environment. The photographs are digitally altered to monochromatic images, transferred to large sheets of wood, then laboriously hand-cut with traditional Japanese carving tools. The woodcuts are printed by hand using a baren. The resulting works are a seamless blend of digital technology and traditional Japanese print processes. Katsutoshi received his MA in Fine Arts/Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London. His work has been presented in many solo exhibitions including galleries in Tokyo, New York, Edinburgh and Leipzig. The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science recently awarded Katsutoshi an artist’s residency in Amsterdam.