Kensuke Koike (b.1980, Japan) creates unique artwork by manipulating found vintage photographic material. The resulting sculptures are often witty, dynamic and abstract.
“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
Kensuke’s work revolves around the idea of using the assets found within an image to create something new and contemporary. The process often starts as a puzzle begging to be solved with each image setting its own challenges for the artist.
Kensuke’s unique artwork has been exhibited globally at art fairs & exhibitions around the world and is now found in various collections. Open Doors Gallery is the UK representative for his work.
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