Yuichi Ikehata is an artist currently living and working in Chiba, Japan. He creates realistic sculptures of human body parts using clay, wire and paper. After he photographs the sculptures and merges them into unrealistic worlds to create Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series that "puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not." Ikehata’s understanding of reality comes from small fragments of moments both beautiful and sad. They often come from days when nothing special happens at all. "I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images,” explains the artist.
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