A whole new world.
Meet the young Japanese underground artist Keita Sagaki who construes a whole world using only a pen and thousands of small characters. With his unique doodles, the 28-year-old literally illustrates the Aristotelian notion of the irreducible nature of things, where the whole is constituted by many elements, though it is often greater than the sum of its parts. In his newest piece, Keita Sagaki reconstructs the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Times Square in New York City.
When you encounter one of Keita Sagaki’s exceptional pieces for the first time, you might feel the need to step a little closer. At first glance, they seem like little more than monochromatic representations of popular sceneries or paintings, like the Eiffel Tower or Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, respectively.
But there is something unusual going on in Sagaki’s large format images: they seem to be inhabited by an unexpected density of detail, and there is microscopic life in the taillights of cars or facial details of the figures depicted.