I came across Sagaki Keita’s work and thought it was some of the most amazingly psychedelic art I’d seen in some time. The precision on the macro scale down to the seemingly haphazard and spontaneous nature of the micro is amazing. I’m always a bit taken a back that he doesn’t lose his way when creating these pieces.
The interview was done via email. Sagaki speaks little english and thus the text has some hiccups here and there. I’ve kept it as is, with little alteration as not to misconstrue or misrepresent Mr. Keita’s words.
When I ran across this dude’s work, my mind was blown. Sagaki Keita‘s work is some sort of intricate mess. The attention to detail on the macro and micro scale is outstanding, but its made up of these wayward figures of animals, factories, villages, protozoa, flowers, and John Lennon.
The surrealistic art of Tetsuya Ishida always makes me pleasantly disturbed. His style mixes soft tones with striking and incongruous imagery, that combines the drudgery of everyday life in Japan with his own interpretation of his place in it.
The dour if not expressionless figure in his work are actually of the artist himself. Tetsuya portrays himself throughout his work as both man and machine in what are often depressing and torturous situations.
Striking work, sadly the Tetsuya was killed when he was hit by a train; many believe it was suicide.