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Akihiro Ikeyama: Holey Holye

Exhibition  /  07 Jul 2012  -  11 Aug 2012
Published: 02.07.2012
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Akihiro Ikeyama. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Antler, steel. Akihiro Ikeyama
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Antler, steel
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Intro
(...)  The material links East and West in a way that is as unexpected as it is appropriate. Ikeyama’s approach to using a part of an animal skull shows a respect that is distinctly Japanese (...)

Artist list

Akihiro Ikeyama
In March an exceptional bicycle could be seen riding through Munich. Above the front wheel was a wide compartment intended for documentation and it had a small trailer at the back on which a huge glass box had been mounted. A piece of jewellery was displayed behind every window-pane. During Munich’s Handwerksmesse (craft fair) Akihiro Ikeyama cycled through the town, using this contraption to show his work at every hotspot. It was not the unusual vehicle or the brightly lit showcase that caused most of the excitement; that was mainly due to his poetic jewellery.

Ikeyama started his education at the Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College in Tokyo and he nowadays studies at the Akademie in Munich with Otto Künzli. For his latest pieces he choose an unusual starting point: the use of antler. The material links East and West in a way that is as unexpected as it is appropriate. Ikeyama’s approach to using a part of an animal skull shows a respect that is distinctly Japanese (have a look at the video), while on the other hand antlers grace many a wall in Munich as hunting trophies. In this way Ikeyama interweaves the mythical properties of the animal with the fairytale world of the German forest, producing inscrutable, enchanting objects.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Opening: 7th July from 17 to 19 h
Akihiro Ikeyama. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Antler, steel. Akihiro Ikeyama
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Antler, steel
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Akihiro Ikeyama. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Antler, steel. Akihiro Ikeyama
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Antler, steel
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Akihiro Ikeyama. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Antler, steel. Akihiro Ikeyama
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Antler, steel
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Akihiro Ikeyama. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Antler, steel. Akihiro Ikeyama
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Antler, steel
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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