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"the metamorphosis of MY EVERYDAY LIFE"

"Talking about making never-ending jokes with words, I think of them more like ripples made by physical creations, not really full of deep meaning. It's like asking how big of a stone you need to toss into a river, only to watch it all flow away. Yet, life remains fascinating, doesn't it?"

Ottokaji Iroke, 31 March, 2024

​“Regardless of the form it takes, vibrance exists in every evolving life, each moment distinct and not necessarily bound by time.”

Ottokaji Iroke,  1 Jan, 2024

    Ottokaji Iroke is a Korean creator based in the Netherlands. He loves the countless gates behind the simple everyday life that everyone has. His works use gesture and form to explore the essence of daily life and human experience through audio, painting, sculpture, coding, and installations.

He earned a Master's in painting from the Frank Mohr Institute and pursued a bachelor's in Painting at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.


He is collaborating with Agustin Martinez and Sekaiology to release a music album in 2024.

     Looking at Iroke’s work, you might come to the conclusion that misunderstanding is the default human relation. A ceramic towel reads ‘I said tower’, and a series of mugs deformed beyond recognition is called ‘Green tea time. Daily watercolours on pee pads continue in the same vein, and a video shot in his EKWC bedroom is a rhythmical riff on the distinction between Hamburg and hamburger. For all its humour, Ottokaji Iroke’s play with words, images, sounds and signs often points to an underlying reality of societal tensions. A ceramic Identity Politics Bible is called ‘Ho Lee Fuk’. Trivial observations like the different shapes of croissants in the Oisterwijk supermarkets lead to gold-lustred sculptures referring Nike and the Venus of Willendorf to address thorny questions of food, fitness, success and body image. A word of caution is in order: only the holder of a Universal 'Passport' to the United States of Pizza may safely travel this carefully constructed field of associative meaning.

Nanne op 't Ende,  May 12, 2023 
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