17 October - 20 November 2021
The exhibition "Amplitude" is the result of the artist’s work during the last two years. Staying at his studio in the mountains of Mie prefecture, Kenji Arimoto examines his own experience of "isolation", often exaggerating reality and treating it somewhat ironically. Here the perception and expression of physical feelings is very strong and is influenced by the intimacy of representations. Severity and gravitation, loneliness and dependency on news and information, light, color, smell - everything encourages the reinterpretation of reality, with feelings swinging from one extreme to another like waves, while their amplitude reflects the disjuncture between the starting points in perception of materiality and time. This is a very personal experience in the context of isolation. Reflecting on the events of the past or attempting to model the future, the mind of the artist moves within a breadth of amplitude which has no footing in the present. Observations over the surrounding world provide topics for artistic work, but they cannot be perceived literally - their metaphorical meaning is brought to the fore and becomes more important.