Minnano gallery is pleased to announce the opening of " Realism of sculpture -A reek of horniness-", solo exhibition by Ichitaka Kamiji.
While his realistic sculptures made by super sophisticated skill has given tremendous impact to viewers, unexpectedly his solo exhibition was only held in Kyoto in 2015, and this solo exhibition will be the first time held in Tokyo.
Therefore, in this solo exhibition, we are able to see Kamiji's creative intent systematically.
The exhibition can tells us why Kamiji is trying to produce his works by the super sophisticated skill, what the meaning of that creative process is, and what the origin of his interest in the human body is.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
1992 Born in Osaka , Japan
2015 B.A. in Art Education department , Kyoto University of Education
Artist HP http://ichitakakamiji.com/
Artist Statement ※Translated by Minnano Gallery
I'm interested in sculptures that remain from long time ago. Although I am attracted by the elegance and dignity, the more important thing is whether I can feel "sexual appeal" from them.
When I create my artwork, I refer to a statue (a painting) as a model. The selection criteria is whether they are "real". The term "real" as I use here means a kind of senses that we can get by direct communication between people, such as warmth, softness, and detailing of the skin.
In addition, I reinforce an artwork by my own fetishism, and tailor it to my favorite character. Throughout this secondary creative process, I play with my sculpture.
As a result of this play, the reality stays in my artwork.
There is a certain bias in this reality, that is, my own fetishism.
In other words, I regard this process as a kind of insulting act to the artwork. However, in fact, there is a fair relationship between us, it is to say, he is permitting me to insult him.
When people feel the real on a sculpture, how do they recognize the real?
I can't stop thinking about the fluctuations of that psychological and physiological sense.