Fragment of LTM


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.


This site is Yuichi Ikehata works site.

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

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Tokyo graphic passport (Portfolio viewing award)

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

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

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

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


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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I started studying 3D.

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Series concept:
The world we see with our eyes is different from one seen in the photo.
However, now, photos are a field of vision cut moments and shared.
As we see in our mind as chasing after various sights of matters, even if the sight is moving or still, we see things visually based on the photos.

The photo is the same as visioning imaginal matters in sight,
as they are shared in the internet, they are mysterious things without quantity as an object.

I will identify the mysterious photo being as the object by manual as developed photos.
In short, I will show the photos I shot by myself and I will draw them with a pencil by seeing them.
For me description by pencil is one of the most primitive expression.

In this series, I reproduce the mysterious photos in the thickness of only 0 comma millimeters,
and I will search the expression’s structural factor by taking time.

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Production process of Fragment of LTM series


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Series concept:
The mass of the material is chipped off in the photograph, and there is also no unevenness due to the stroke of the brush, so it is only on the surface.
Maybe the way of looking at what it expresses varies according to the feeling of the person looking at it, and they can look at the surface at a glance.

With the photograph as the medium, I mix reality and fiction, and by the process of creation, I’m creating the work while facing reality and fabrication myself.
As for transversing the solid body and the level surface, even though I’m dealing with reality and fabrication directly, I think it’s a suitable method.

Up to now I’ve been making a series of photographic works using an organic design, but although I’ve tried to represent the space with the same method, it hasn’t been successful.
By means of whichever organic design, the atmosphere of how I thought the space should be expressed was obstructed.
Because of this, I stopped using wire and thread, made a more simple solid object with paper, and I represented it at first glance as an inorganic space.

A familiar scene made into a motif.
I captured that scene in the photograph and made it into a work by making it into a solid object with the unneeded forms simplified, then took the photograph again.
The shining of the light brings it closer to a photograph made into a motif.
Ultimately, I’m attempting to extract something which has a connection to my spirit.
It could be said that the theme of this series is me as the subject looking at that scene.

By making this series for this space at the same time as the “Fragment of LTM series”, I wonder whether the contrast and blending of organic and inorganic things comes out.
In all, with the blending of the subject and environment, I hope to enlarge upon my theme of the state of reality and fiction.

I made the title of this series the “Polytope series”.

IPS – Flowers of My Soul


IPS – Flowers of My Soul
26 Nov. Vernissage 19:00
27 Nov. 15:00 – 21:00
28 Nov. – 3 Dec. 10:00 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 20:00
at Forografia Pino Giannini

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2nd-6th November 2016
at London E1 6QR

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