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

23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.


The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?



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Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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