Mixed-Media Wire Sculptures by Yuichi Ikehata
Tokyo-based artist Yuichi Ikehata creates striking organic sculptures by combining physical and digital elements.
“The eerie humanoid forms are pierced with holes that reveal rudimentary structures below their plaster-like skin, making each appear to be in varying states of decay. To create these digital manipulations, Ikehata first photographs his own body in different poses. Using wire, he then three-dimensionally recreates its form in simple structures. Finally, the artist adds parts of his original image onto the sculpture through digital editing, reintroducing a fractured reality to the wire imitation.”Art Posted on March 1, 2019