CRACKED AND + SERIES
December 12 - February 6
In a career spanning over 25 years, Ben Kikuyama has explored a wide range of territory within the art world, from painting to sculpture to installations and performance pieces. One of the threads that often run through his work is the juxtaposing of unexpected subject matter and materials.
In his Cracked Series, Kikuyama explores the crack as a motif and medium. Finding beauty in what many view as a defect or fault, Kikuyama imbues his pieces with this usually unwanted element, adding a sense of mortality and sensuous fragility. In doing so, the works resonate with a kind of grungy elegance.
Kikuyama’s interest in objects or spaces where disparate elements intersect is the inspiration for his + (plus) Series. These hybrid fusion pieces incorporate a number of diverse and often incongruent and unexpected material and elements to create something wholly new.
About Ben Kikuyama
USA, b. 1962, Maui County, HI, United States, based in Maui, Maui County, HI, United States