Description: Kazuma Koike Arsinoe II with Fern Leaves (set of 3 paintings) 2015 61 x 50cm each Acrylic on canvas
Artist or Maker: Kazuma Koike (Japanese, b. 1980)
Literature: Kazuma Koike spent his boyhood in Buenos Aires from 1986 to 1992, also in Barcelona from 1995 to 1998. After coming back to Japan, he graduated from sculpture course at Nihon university college of art. In 2013, he left Kanagawa where was a base for his career, now he is working in Osaka.Koike has presented an exceptional sensibility by working in a wide variety of media, such as painting, water-color painting, sculpture and video works. He may make his own unique sensibility from the experience of living abroad, South America and Europe, when he was at a sensitive age. Also, Koike has shown his original fresh depiction style with his meticulous continuing spots painting and pigment oozing drawing that are more primitive differently from academic images created by brushes. Koike says "I want to depict with no bias in images by focusing on primitive of image".The mysterious motif in his works has usually been brought from mixing drawings created in his daily life. Koike makes the possibility, coexistence of non-related things on one canvas, with his unique style. Recent years, Koike has mainly exhibited installation works. He is trying to represent his artistic sense in real world with various methods apart from single medium to make audience feel his sensibility more directly.
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