Traditional Japanese architecture clashes with giant mangled tree roots, while swarms of birds and fish dart through the water or atmosphere in a complete visual cacophony that somehow results in a single cohesive image. The most unbelievable aspect being that Ikeda Manabu has no idea what the final artwork will look like, but instead explores each work organically from day to day as he progresses inch by inch.
1973 Born in Saga, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan
1998 BA Design, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2000 MA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music