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Ryo Kikuchi
菊池遼

1991
Born in Aomori
2015
Tokyo Zokei University, Painting Course, B.A.
2016
Tokyo Zokei University, Painting Course, M.A.

Awards

2014
Turner Award 2014, Future Award
2014
Zokei Show, Zokei Prize for Excellent Graduation Work

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
"UNKNOWNS 2016", iGallery, Tokyo
2016
"M Polyphony 2016 – Original Form", Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2015
"FRANTIC UNDERLINES", Frantic Gallery, Tokyo
2015
"Zokei Show", Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2015
"Turner Award 2014", Turner Gallery, Tokyo
2015
"Motai Seminar abflug", Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo
2015
"The 2nd CAF Awarded Artist Show", Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo
2015
"MPoliphony 2015 Angle", Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2014
"Ome Art Program", Ome Comprehensive School, Tokyo
2013
"Zokei Show", Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo
2012
"New Faces", Turner Gallery, Tokyo
Introduction

Ryo Kikuchi while studying 20th century philosophy and ideas of Zen Buddhism, through his works reflects on the particularities of human perception and mechanisms of the mind in general and using various painterly technics creates objects that shake our common vision of reality and the way we think it is structured. His "Umbilical" stresses the mechanisms of "the separation" and "insertion of difference" crucial for our production of identities and meaning, while keeping the possibility of connecting three “separate” parts of the work back again in one unity. His “Void” series presents vaguely visible landscape or object, which while “asking” for the closer observation "vanishes" in the rows of dots when the viewer make a step closer to the image, thus totally dismantling the possibility of the distance necessary for the clear observation, and opening the void.

Portfolio & Catalog
E-Portfolio

Catalog Download
Serected Works
Void #15
2016
acrylic on panel
90x90x3cm
available
RK_1609
Void #15 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on panel
90x90x3cm
available
RK_1609
Void #16
2016
acrylic on panel
90x90x3cm
available
RK_1608
Void #16 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on panel
90x90x3cm
available
RK_1608
Umbilical
2015
acrylic on wooden panel
90x155cm
available
RK_1501
Umbilical (Side View)
2015
acrylic on wooden panel
90x155cm
available
RK_1501
Void #13
2016
acrylic on panel
170x90x3.5cm
available
RK_1606
Void #13 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on panel
170x90x3.5cm
available
RK_1606
Void #12
2016
acrylic on panel
45x45x3.7cm
available
RK_1605
Void #12 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on panel
45x45x3.7cm
available
RK_1605
Void #11
2016
acrylic on panel
45x45x3.7cm
available
RK_1604
Void #11 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on panel
45x45x3.7cm
available
RK_1604
Void #9
2016
acrylic on wooden panel
80x80x2.4cm
available
RK_1601
Void #9 (Side View)
2016
acrylic on wooden panel
80x80x2.4cm
available
RK_1601
Void #7
2015
acrylic on panel
80x30x2.4cm
Private Collection, China
RK_1508
Void #7 (detail)
2015
acrylic on panel
80x30x2.4cm
Private Collection, China
RK_1508
Void #5
2015
acrylic on panel
80x30x2.4cm
available
RK_1506
Void #5 (detail)
2015
acrylic on panel
80x30x2.4cm
available
RK_1506
Void #1
2015
acrylic on panel
20x20x2.1cm
20x20x2.1cm
available
RK_1502
Void #1 (detail)
2015
acrylic on panel
20x20x2.1cm
available
RK_1502