A Merry Drinker Had Emerged When I Got Home. Maiko Kikuchi
A Merry Drinker Had Emerged When I Got Home.Maiko Kikuchi
Collage, acrylic on paper. 9" x 12". 2012
About this Piece:
A Merry Drinker Had Emerged When I Got Home
Fortunately or unfortunately, a merry drinker had emerged when I got home.
About Maiko Kikuchi:
Born in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in New York since 2009. Holds an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute. Have been working on drawing, sculpture and puppetry whose idea based on "expression of the boundary between dream and reality". Now on the middle of a trip to look for daydreams lurking in a daily life.
Statement from the Artist:
Sometimes I fall into a pit which is on the boundary between reality and dream. When I was a child, I often had the same dream again and again. In the dream, I am standing in a park with nobody there. Then I begin to wonder, “Is this a dream or reality?” Now, I sometimes encounter something strange to me and it reminds me of the weird dream. At that moment, I feel as if I am falling into a pit that is always lurking in my daily life. For instance, when you at the supermarket, what if a chicken hatches in a package of eggs? When you in the subway, you might realize that instead of the train, it is the pratform that is moving. And when you get home, a huge elephant could be waiting for you in your living room. Who can tell?
Daily life has a lot of opportunity for one to enjoy such imagination. I call it the pit one’s daily life. Inside is always strange, funny and uncanny. After enjoying the experience, I made one for someone else to fall into.
2013 The Ionesco Project, Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Daydream Anthology, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Reconstruction 1, Gallery Hanna Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2013 My Neighbor Always Pretends Not to be Home, Solo Exhibition, Pratt Institute Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, New York