Ken Brown and Saiki Otsuka “Recombo”

AG Gallery

poster for Ken Brown and Saiki Otsuka “Recombo”

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In this exhibition, AG Gallery focuses on two contemporary artists, Ken Brown from United States and Saiki Otsuka from Japan who shares a similar passion in creating their work by “recombinant” the world.

“RECOMBO and other digital mischief” from KEN BROWN (born March 12, 1944, Ohio), an American filmmaker, photographer, cartoonist, and designer, who has been a street photographer documenting mostly NYC almost for 40 years.
“As a street photographer, I always look for that magic intersection of subject and serendipity. I also wear the hat of an archivist, and, in that role I am always documenting the ephemeral culture of the city (street art, hand-painted signs, storefronts and architecture). Recently, these have come together in a series of experiments I call ‘recombos”, where I take backgrounds and foreground characters from separate times and locations and create new images. Perhaps this reflects a background in graphics, cartoons, and animation. They seem almost possible, but then again…” - K. Brown

“SAMPLING” from SAIKI OTSUKA (born 1987, Saitama), a contemporary artist mainly working on oil painting. Sampling is a method used in DJ-ing world to compose music which he uses in his painting.
“In the act of painting figure portraits, I sample a facial part from several people and combine them together. The combined face is sometimes distorted badly, but sometimes well organized.I usually sample facial parts from two to four celebrities or prominent figures.Those people are broadly varied from politicians to movie stars.”-S. Otsuka

***This exhibition will be the last exhibition at our current gallery location. AG Gallery will be closing its gallery space and reopen in new location from August 2015. The new location will be announced later, but we will be still in Williamsburg area.***



from July 10, 2015 to July 26, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-07-15 from 18:00 to 20:00

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