01.12.16 by Staff

Artist Manabu Ikeda Completes Monumental Pen and Ink Drawing Started Back in 2013


Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda has finally finished his monumental, 13 x 10 foot pen and ink drawing. Inspired by the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Rebirth is a meticulously detailed reflection on disaster and recovery.

Ikeda’s skill and dedication is no less inspiring. He worked 10 hours a day in a basement studio at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin for over three years. He even learned to use his non-dominant hand as a way of continuing the project after dislocating his shoulder in a ski accident!


See more images of Rebirth below or on display at the Chazen Museum of Art until December 11th. You can also watch Colossal’s emotional video montage by filmmakers Clayton Adams and Brad Cisewski.
































Ikeda’s first attempt at drawing with his non-dominant hand



Manabu Ikeda’s Website

Manabu Ikeda on Artsy

Via Colossal

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  • billeguerriero

    Amazing piece! I’d love to see it in person and I’m traveling to Wisonsin this month, but too late to see it at the Chazen Museum.


  • incredible…………

  • wow that’s moving.

  • i love this

  • Alex Kassir

    Amazing nice art

25.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lee Sol aka venusmansion

A series of 3D-rendered scenes by Korean artist Lee Sol (aka venusmansion). See more images below.

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25.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Alvarez

A selection of work by artist Michael Alvarez from Los Angeles. More images below.

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25.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lesley Vance

New work by Los Angeles-based artist Lesley Vance (previously featured here). See more images from “12 Paintings” below or on display at David Kordansky Gallery in LA until July 1.

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25.05.17 by Staff

“Position” by Artist Kelsey Brookes


Photo by Sal Rodriguez


New work from San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes (previously featured here). See more images from “Position” below or on display at Library Street Collective in Detroit until June 10.

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24.05.17 by Jeff

Director Jordan Peele’s Alternate Ending to “Get Out” (Leaked Video Clip)

Spoiler Alert: Do not click below if you haven’t seen “Get Out” yet! I wasn’t completely mind-blown by this movie but I really enjoyed it and I’m excited to see what director Jordan Peele makes next (apparently his next “social thriller” is slated for 2019). I don’t want to say too much but I thought the end of the film was unexpected and satisfying. Now an alternate version has leaked and it’s interesting because it’s also not what I thought was going to happen. Watch the full clip below.

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