Kensuke Koike

The Core

Switched vintage photo, 7 x 10 cm
single image processing, vintage photo collage, 2013

If I have many ingredients in my refrigerator, I can cook anything I want. But some ingredients may never be used. If I only find a carrot inside, I must cook it in the best way possible by chopping, grating, roasting, boiling, frying, drying, etc. With many ingredients on hand, I would probably never discover that the carrot itself can be such a delicious ingredient.

Kensuke Koike is a visual artist born in Nagoya, Japan. After the degree in Visual Arts at the University of Architecture in Venice, Italy, he began to collaborate with various art galleries. He works mainly on collages: from the traditional and technically simple photo-collage to the three-dimensional collage in motion. He presents a highly personal vision of reality in which he proposes new ways of perceiving the world around us. Among the spaces that have recently hosted his works are Ciocca Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Jarach Gallery in Venice and Virgil de Voldere Gallery in New York.