Photo: Hayato Wakabayashi
2020.1.24 FRI – 2.22 SAT
TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY will hold a solo exhibition of Kazuma Koike.
He was born in 1980 and currently lives in Osaka. He spent his childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and attended a high school in Barcelona, Spain. He graduated from Nihon University College of Art in 2003 with a major in sculpture. In 2012, he moved from Kanto to Kansai.
In recent years, Koike has produced ceramic sculptures, watercolor drawings, and paintings with motifs of ancient gods and plants. With the theme of “fictional ancient artifacts”, artworks created by mixing images of relics from different places/periods have a unique floating feeling as if they do not belong to anywhere. Koike says that the image of the plant used in the work is a study of “a form beyond human creation”.
In a solo exhibition held in AISHONANZUKA (Hong Kong) in 2019, he presented an installation that skillfully incorporated plants and daily necessities together with ceramic sculpture and watercolor drawing. Ceramic sculpture was sold out before the first day of the exhibition and gained high support from discerning art collectors mainly in Asia.
This is the first exhibition in TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY held for about three years. In addition to the painting series depicting the new “Idol Portrait” with characteristic texture, we would like to introduce about 40 works such as ceramic sculptures and watercolor drawings. We wish you could use this opportunity to have a look.