Japanese artist and sculptor Yuichi Ikehata creates powerful and distressing artworks, linking the gap between reality and non-reality. In his continuing series ‘Fragment of Long Term Memory’, Ikehata builds futuristic sculptures of human body made of wire, clay and paper, afterwards digitally enhancing them with realistic fragments, such as skin, eyes, hair and nails. His works portray an unrealistic world through fragments of reality. The work puts the observer in the unsure situation of not knowing what is real and what is not.
“Reality is beautiful, sad, funny and completed, but happens nothing there”, writes the artist on his webpage. “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.”