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Japanese Artist Fits Entire Worlds Into His Drawings, And His Surreal Works Take Him Years (28 Pics)

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Our loyal readers might already be familiar with Manabu Ikeda and his works, but you will find something new in his drawings every time you take a look at them, whether you’ve just discovered the artist or have been following him for a while. His large, surreal masterpieces fit entire worlds, and they’re so intricate, it’s probably impossible to ingest them in one viewing, even if you spend hours gazing at every inch of them. The pen and ink pieces constantly offer you new details.

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Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Sometimes Ikeda sketches the broader picture in pencil on the canvas, but he primarily works with pen and acrylic ink using various forms of cross-hatching and brushwork to fill areas so dense with details, his true virtuosity reveals itself only when you’re standing right in front of the drawings.

‘Birth’ 2013-2016

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

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Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

“By concretely depicting the whole, this gives more persuasive power to the work as a single mass, and so it seems to grow greater and is more realistic: that is the process for me. The most important thing is what kind of presence the work has as a whole,” Ikeda told My Modern Met. “Its composition, its space, its details, and its entirety all of these facets are included in what becomes its presence. That is the most important thing to me.”

‘Meltdown’ 2013

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The artist constantly keeps track of his new ideas by sketching various images whenever they pop up in his mind. However, once he starts working on his big projects, they usually develop organically. “It depends on the size of work, but for big size ones, I usually ink it directly without a draft,” he told HI Fructose. “I use ideas that flash in my mind at the moment, along with using my sketchbooks. From a distance, I look at the whole balance of work, and finally determine the image, which takes about one year after I started drawing. Recently, I try to have a whole solid image in the beginning to shorten the time.”

‘History of Rise and Fall’ 2006

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Image credits: IKEDA Manabu

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One theme you can notice in nearly all of his works is the relationship between nature and industry. “The shape, color, and expression of nature… water, bugs, trees and weather, all those provide me with heart-pumping sensations and questions,” the artist explained. “They strongly attract me. I agree that we benefit a lot from advanced technology, but at the same time, I feel that we are acting contrary to nature, which makes me feel endangered. Also, figuratively, accomplished shapes do not move my heart.”

In the end, Manabu is attracted to the mystery of a caterpillar’s color and shape much more than any amazing technology.

‘Foretoken’ 2008

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Drifter

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Gate

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‘Victim’ 2009

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Ice stream

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Ark

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Territory

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Existence

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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