#08 Monkey Puzzle - Yoko Ikeda

18 February - 26 March 2016

In her work, the talented Ikeda reveals the beauty of humble, daily objects or surroundings that she not only finds in Japan, but also on her frequent travels outside of her home country. With her particular eye for detail, her unusual compositions and her sophisticated use of colour, she creates painterly, delicate, often abstract images that never cease to be a great visual pleasure.

"For me photography is neither a way to record, nor a method of explanation of either things or phenomena. Photography is a form of experimentation to create a new world through the lens while consciously working with the ambiguity of visual sensation, as well as colours, composition, and fluctuations of perspective.

Things that exist in daily life or that can be found anywhere, these are so humble and casual. Therefore they tend to be considered as meaningless. My desire is to make precious and special images out of these subjects. Extracting their beauty through the functions of my camera. Then transferring it to a two-dimensional print. Also random factors count a lot. Sometimes this unpredictable result brings my photographs to a dimension that is far beyond what I had imagined."
Yoko Ikeda