Incredibly realistic human-looking sculptures made of wire

the works of art by Yuichi Ikehata

Mesmerizing wire sculptures, the works of art by Yuichi Ikehata, they easily merge with reality and at the same time with their own invented interpretation. The contemporary artist combines photography, sculpture and digital editing in this figurative art.

Art by Yuichi Ikehata

This strange “human art” is pierced with holes that reveal wire structures under the fake skin, making it look like it’s deteriorating. The creation of these wire sculptures first involves photography in different poses, then the creation of these extremely exquisite three-dimensional humanoid wire sculptures.

Art by Yuichi Ikehata

To make them even more compelling, Yuichi adds parts of the photos he took of his body and edits them into the sculpture through digital software, thus attributing the final human form to his modern art.

Art by Yuichi Ikehata

The artist curiously mixes technology with arts and crafts. These wire sculptures flourish after the incredible digital intervention, it’s really hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. The Japanese artist’s goal was to produce something that would reflect the way society is giving itself to technology.

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