Yuichi Ikehata is an artist from Tokyo who makes really incredible images. She is sort of a photographer, but I think she works a lot in photoshop. She explores reality and what is not real. I think her work is super interesting and is not like anything I've ever seen. I really like the linear quality that her work has but also how that contrasts with the realism. I also really like the monochromatic quality of her work. I like the whiteness of it as well. I really like white on white and her work has that quality. I have been doing some white thread on white paper and the shadow it creates I find really cool.
This is her artist statement:
The world of reality and non-reality. They are very intimate, so it is not too much to say that they are almost one.
We touch non-reality with reality as a key and sometimes touch reality using a key of non-reality.
Reality is beautiful, sad, funny and completed, but happens nothing there.
Fragments that cut out of reality already show a fictitious world.
I collect the fragments, edit, arrange and capture them.
It is just a “pure myth.”
However, my real world.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.