Fragment of LTM

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Series concept:
Fragment of Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series, conveys an unrealistic world through fragments of reality. My understanding of reality comes from its moments of beauty, sadness, fun, perfection, and those days when nothing special happens. Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images. I gather these misplaced memories from certain parts of our reality, and together they create a non-linear story, resonating with each other in my photographs.
I shoot landscapes as well as self-portraits in which I appear painted white. I also use materials such as body parts and models of buildings that I make myself using clay, wire and paper to make this unrealistic world. The work puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.
My art shows that those two worlds—reality and fiction—are very intimate, and often appear without clear distinction. Reality is a key to access the unrealistic world, and unreality is also a key to access reality.

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ABOUT THIS SITE

This site is Yuichi Ikehata works site.

Kakuunohito “架空の人” is
my disappearing performance unit name.

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AWARD

2010
Tokyo graphic passport (Portfolio viewing award)

2012
PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
Silver winner and honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
Honorable mention

2013
Kontinent Awards 2013
Official selection
6th_Photography Masters Cup
Nomination
London International Creative Competition 2013
Finalist and Honorable mention

2014
PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
Bronze winner and honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
1st place (gold) winner and honorable mention
Kontinent Awards 2014
Official selection
ND Awards 2014
Honorable mention

2015
PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
honorable mention

EXHIBITION

1996 Clue select exhibition

1997 5th International exhibition MILANO-TOKYO

1998 Tama select exhibition

2010 Tokyo graphic passport (Portfolio viewing award)

2011 白黒ショー vol.3 / +81 Gallery+Lab Photo exhibition

2012 The Collective & The Collection ArtGallery Bat-Yam Israel

2014 Group exhibition Vol.65 +81 GALLERY New York

2015 FLUX EXHIBITION at Royal College of Art Kensington

2016 FLUX EXHIBITION at The Old Truman Brewery

2016 IPS – Flowers of My Soul at Forografia Pino Giannini

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