There is an ethereal elegance imbued into the glass sculptures of Niyoko Ikuta. Her shapes take on the precision of an architect yet appear delicate like a naturally occurring ice crystal. In her own words, “The image that impresses itself on the viewer represents the true and final nature of my work.” While there is no substitute to viewing these dynamic works in person, we have selected an assortment of Niyoko’s sculptures as shown by the Yufuku Gallery in Tokyo . We hope you enjoy.
Jizai Okimono is a Japanese sculpture craft that involves creating realistic and fully articulated models of animals and natural life. The practice hails from a period in Japan (1700′s late-Edo) when artisans switched their craft to sculpture after facing a decline in the demand for weaponry.
Ryosuke Ohtake’s created waves in the art community after completing his first official jizai okimono, a lobster, which is considered to be one of the most difficult subjects to recreate. Take a moment to browse these images of the completed work, and to see the lobster in action, see the video below:
for more images, see Ryosukes Facebook page here.
When you take a close look at a Keita Sagaki’s ‘doodles’ and illustration, you discover that every detail is a landscape of its own. The smallest inked doodle becomes a detail in the final rendering, and the rendering becomes a habitat for the doodles to fester about. This selection is well worth a look.
Intricate light patterns making beautiful representations in the dark, Makoto Tojiki’s LED installations are something to behold. For the last three years Tojiki has been bringing his work to life using LED lights, copper wires, IC, steel, ABS, PVC, Aluminum, wood, and acrylic. His latest LED piece, titled “Hope and Dream”, was exhibited last year to the L’ART DE LA RADIANCE 30th Anniversary Celebration presented by Clé de Peau Beauté, a Japanese manufacturer of luxury cosmetics, makeup, skincare and fragrance. He states:
“The forward direction of light always entices hope and dream. The young girl is always in pursuit of womanly beauty, not knowing womanly beauty is always pursuing her. Her loveliness and the gorgeousness of her reflected light will dance the radiant dance of luminous splendour, resulting in fleeting images that are as ephemeral and enigmatic as the passing shadow of a bird.”
- quoted from booklet “L’ART DE LA RADIANCE”
From The Citrus Report