Inokuma continues pursuing his artistic creativity in his hometown, after learning at the art colleges. Although he only starts applying himself closely to art when he passes his 40's, soon after Inokuma wins Aoki Shigeru Memorial Award in 1996 and semi-grand prize at Fukushima Prefectural Art Exhibition in 1998. Developing the texture by using coffee powder and sanding down the surface, he brings the exquisite concurrence of comfort and sharpness into the work. Above all, his ultramarine blue works, called Inokuma Blue series, are highly admired both internationally and domestically. In 2016, for the grand opening of Whitestone Gallery Hollywood Road in Hong Kong, his impressive world of blue causes strong resonance with visitors.Read More
Katsuyoshi Inokuma was born in Fukushima in 1951 and graduated from Yokohama College of Art and Design in 1981. He is also the recipient of the Fukushima Art Association's Special Selection Award (1980), the Shigeru Aoki Exhibition Award (1996), the Fukushima Prefectural Art Exhibition's Silver Medal, as well as the Kiyoshi Saito Award (1998). His works have been exhibited in various cities, including Hong Kong, Taipei, and Tokyo. Institutions that have collected the paintings of INOKUMA in their prominent collection include the Fukushima Prefectural Medical College, the Hotel Hamatsu in Koriyama City, and the Shigeru Aoki Memorial Exhibition Committee.