Yuichi Ikehata creates mesmerizing wire sculptures, that easily merge with both reality and his own made-up interpretation. The contemporary artist combines photography, sculpture, and digital editing to create this figurative art.
ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED ON JANUARY 25, 2019
This weird “human art” is pierced with holes that reveal wire structures beneath its pretend skin, making it seem as it’s deteriorating. To create these wire sculptures, the artist first photographs himself in different poses, and then using the wire he creates these extremely exquisite three-dimensional humanoid sculptures.
To complete his wire art, Yuichi Ikehata adds parts of the photos he took of his body and edits them onto the sculpture through digital software. And this is how the artists give the final human-like form to his modern art.
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“The world of reality and non-reality,” the artist describes. “They are very intimate, so it is not too much to say that they are almost one. We touch non-reality with reality as a key and sometimes touch reality using a key of non-reality. Reality is beautiful, sad, funny and completed, but happens nothing there. Fragments that cut out of reality already show a fictitious world. I collect the fragments, edit, arrange and capture them. It is just a ‘pure myth.’ However, my real world.”
The artist curiously merges technology with arts and crafts. Surreal, this is how I Lobo You would describe Yuichi’s art. His wire sculptures flourish after the incredible digital intervention, his work is so incredible that it’s actually hard to distinguish what’s real and what’s not. The Japanese artist‘s aim was to produce something that would reflect how society is kind of giving itself to technology.