Kensuke Koike (b.1980, Japan) creates unique artwork by manipulating found, vintage, photographic material. Kensuke’s approach to the medium revolves around the idea of using the assets found within an image to create something new and contemporary. The process for the artist often starts as a puzzle begging to be solved with each image setting its own unique challenges.
“Before I used archival images, I was shooting photographs on my own and altering them. But because I had the negatives and originals, I could make mistakes in the cutting and altering of them – I could just print another copy of an image and start all over again.
I began to use archival images because I wanted to try something more challenging and to delve deeper into the meaning of an image. More risk means that I have to think twice before cutting the originals, and that is important.” – Kensuke Koike
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