23F Hallway|Wood 13x7.5x14cm 2011

This sculptured work reflects Ikezoe’s interests about nature and human relationship. The image of joined animal and human is created from Ikezoe’ s drawing, then it developed to sculpture. Ikezoe draws everyday. The process begins by placing new paper on the drawing drawn the day before and tracing the line seen through, and Ikezoe stops tracing in the middle, starts to draw a new shape. This image was discovered "nature in the human body" through the drawing process. At the time of making the work, it was right after The Great East Japan earthquake. Ikezoe sees the collision and reconciliation between nature and humans is not only in our surroundings but also in our human body.

Akira Ikezoe

Lives and works in New York
1979 Born in Kochi, Japan

He works in various media including painting, drawing,
sculpture, video and performance.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 ARTBO International Art Fair, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Proyectos Ultravioleta Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012 ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, US

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, US
2015 Trestle Project, New York, US
2015 The Japanese and Japanese American Association of New York
2013 Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San Jose, Costa Rica







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