Powerful and disturbing, the works of Japanese artist Yuichi Ikehata convey a haunting image of human decay in a futurist manner.
“Many parts of our memories… are often forgotten, or difficult to recall.”
In his ongoing surreal series ‘Fragment of Long Term Memory’, artist and sculptor bridges the gap between reality and fiction. Made with a futurist feeling, Ikehata’s series studies the fragmentary nature of our memory. Starting with sculptural forms of human body made of wire, clay and paper, Ikehata then digitally adds realistic parts, such as skin, eyes, hair and nails. The artist says: “Many parts of our memories… are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images. I gather these misplaced memories from certain parts of our reality, and together they create a non-linear story, resonating with each other in my photographs.”
All images © Yuichi Ikehata