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The Art Of Ikeda Manabu.

This is one artist I had no idea about, Ikeda Manabu.

I was in the Shinjuku Kinokuniya store checking out probably some gravure magazines and my friend Salgado called me to show me something he was sure I would like.

And he handed me a copy of this:

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The art of Ikeda Manabu 1.

As soon as I saw what this guy is about I was hooked. Ikeda draws in acrylics and pen and ink in huge canvases the most crazy, detailed and amazing worlds you could ever find.

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I always loved this kind of complex detailed art, so right there and right there Ikeda became a favorite. I remember very clearly what I said: This guy is a madman. So I bought the book and here we are: 112 pages full of Ikeda´s madness.

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The book (in both japanese and english) showcases some of the best Ikeda art. In may cases we  are first shown the whole picture and then we get close-ups of some parts of the paintings so we can get a real sense of the kind of detail we are talking about here. It is simply astounding.

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You can find the book in Amazon for 3.990 yen. This art really has to be seen to be believed, so I  would go for it no matter what.

You can follow Ikeda´s offical blog here.