Manabu Ikeda: Rebirth

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Highly detailed penmanship meets dramatic, otherworldly visions in the work of Manabu Ikeda, a visual artist who draws on the aesthetics of traditional Japanese painting in his massive images, most of which take years to complete. His 'The Pen – Condensed Universe' exhibition, held in both Saga and Kanazawa earlier this year, has attracted widespread attention in part thanks to 'Rebirth', Ikeda's latest creation, which is now being displayed in Tokyo for the first time. See this 3m-by-4m piece, which the artist worked on for a total of five years, at Ichigaya's Mizuma Gallery. 

'The Pen – Condensed Universe' will be coming to Takashimaya Nihonbashi from September 27.