Time: November 8, 2011 at 7pm to November 13, 2011 at 10pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary st. Suite 507
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Event Type: galley, opening
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2011
Riku Ikegaya solo exhibition
Nov.8 (tue) 7-10pm Opening Reception
Nov.9 (wed)-13(sun) Exhibition 12-6pm
Riku Ikegaya was born in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. At Tama Art University he studied Environment Design, and after graduating in 2007 he worked under architect Shinichi Ogawa for three years. During this time Ikegaya started his artistic activities. Then, in 2010 he moved to Berlin where he has since been living and working as an artist. At an early stage of his career, Ikegaya has already received recognition including the UJADF Award.
In his art, Ikegaya illustrates his fascination with the ideas of time, memory, and boundary. As an architect, experiencing the ideas of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction all in succession, he began to consider presenting the visible world with a space small and blank, an expression of time and memory, contained within a box called "home." Through the invention of this domain, where a dividing wall places what is inside and what is outside into two parts in separate spaces above a boundary line, Ikegaya not only works retrospectively, but he also takes on a reconstructive process. In a technologically inclined age defined by the internet and and increasingly superficial relationships, Ikegaya attempts to access ideas that, although part of the world, only exist in an invisible layer. And even if it is only through art, he holds on, hopeful for the preservation of genuine human interaction.