by Ikeda Manabu
30 x 30.5 x 2 cm
Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu's drawings are remarkable for their extreme detail, and more so for the fact that he uses only a small acrylic pen in their execution. His simultaneous grasp of the micro and macro scales, a masterful technique where his vivid subconscious guides his hand, has garnered international acclaim. This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ikeda's oeuvre over the past 20 years by way of 100 works selected by the artist. Its focus is a new work, Rebirth, which he completed over three years as artist-in-residence at the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin, and is his largest to date. Other monumental works are also included, as well as smaller drawings.
Published by Seigensha Art Publishing. Inc
Ikeda Manabu (b. 1973, Saga, Japan) graduated in 1998 with a B.F.A. In Design and in 2000, a M.F.A both from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Japan. Some of his solo exhibition includes, Rebirth, Mizuma Art Gallery (2017), IKEDA Manabu The Pen –Condensed Universe, Saga Prefectural Museum (2017), Ikeda Masterwork unveiling, Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin, USA (2017), and Meltdown, West Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Canada (2013). He has been in many group exhibitions in both Japan and internationally such as, France, Russia, Germany, Canada, South Korea, and the United States. He has been awarded the 25th Takashimaya Art Award in 2014, the Great Prize for the 4th Hamamatsu Nationwide Public Exhibition of Painting in 2001, and Design Award for Graduation Project from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1998. His artworks are in the collection of Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, The Obuse Museum & The Nakajima Chinami Gallery, Nagano, Japan, and Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Ikeda Manabu lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.