based in tokyo and sendai, artist yoshihiro kikuchi is a graduate of musashino art university. a child of the 1980s his art straddles the realms of drawing, collage and installation, and is very much based on anti-values, a stance against today's social institution. it's because of this convicition that a number of kikuchi's works uses language and sexuality, depicting these as an innate human problem. his artistic style is inspired by modernism and conceptual art, with elements of automatism and random digits blended in. currently on at aishonanzuka gallery in hong kong is the artist's very first exhibition in the city. entitled ethical split / aesthetic void, the show presents a series of paintings that depict the use and mechanical errors of an ink-jet printer. every image aims to symbolize the exhaustive demise of our current value system which emerged in the planet's transition from the modern to post-modern eras [on through nov 9]. location: regency centre, 43 wong chuk hang road, unit 13a [aberdeen].