In Kensuke Koike’s ongoing “Single Image Processing” series, the artist alters vintage photographs and postcards with both humorous and surreal results. With just a pair of scissors, the artist is able to remix and recontextualize imagery that is otherwise ordinary or nostalgia-fueled.
“He has one rule for making this work: nothing can be removed and nothing can be added,” Postmasters Gallery says of the artist. “One photograph, one source from which to construct new work and a new meaning. The rigor and discipline of this approach unlocks unexpected richness in images that might otherwise be overlooked as familiar, or even dismissed as banal. His is a conceptual exercise of constraint and deceptive simplicity that tests and reveals how much may be achieved with very little.”
Find more of his work on his site.