The exhibition featured my first sculpture and oil paintings.
About the conceptual thing, read the following description:
So far, Kikuchi has been making works with his interest in “Language” which is the highest abstraction concept that human being only has at the core, combining with interest in another innate ability that human being has that “Socially Managed Death and Sexuality (subject suppressed by social system that Language generates)”, featuring limitation of his physicality by himself to educe indeterminacy because of his skepticism to himself’s aesthetic decision. It is the attempt to live modernistic spirit of which rationality is the condition in personal level, and to generate hyper-rationality through his rationality, besides acrimonious irony to Japanese collectivistic society, and to himself living in the society.
In this exhibition, as well as works improved their abstraction levels by stoic approach as above, a new painting series BLACK CORRECTION featuring elements and approaches which are antithetical to the other has contraposed. The series has elements taken from political and cultural history, also has trick to bizarrely let vulgarity and loftiness cohabit. The vulgarity is thing that Kikuchi has supperessed himself in rational process of making his works; according to an analogy of relations of the above mentioned “Language” and “Socially Managed Death and Sexuality”, it is equal to the latter. Therefore, this exhibition shows duality; his personal existence in society, and rationality and irrationality in himself.