Kenichi Ogawa 2019I would like to talk about my work. Living my everyday life, there are times when I have a feeling that I can not handle. When I have mixed emotions that can not be expressed in words, I can make a work unconsciously. A part of me observes this flow objectively. However, I should just leave it as-is; it is when I let it move naturally that a work emerges. From experience, I feel that the more I try to control myself, the more it fails to evolve into a work. The same is true for my underpants work. When I was looking at a pair of underpants getting dried at home, a desire to make a huge version of it grew. I made it up, and when I put it on, I felt as if my heart was expanding.
I would like to analyze this work in my own way. I think underpants holds a unique presence for humankind. I always cover my crotch with a pair underpants when I go out. If you are naked outside, you will be arrested by the police. A pair of underpants is an interesting being as it has a function to hide something. Historically, the fig leaves used by Adam and Eve had the same function.