From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
British photographer Tim Flach sees animals in a completely different way. Having completed postgraduate studies at St. Martins School of Art London, Flach shoots stylized animal portraits that look more like fine art than framed shots of your puppy. Commercially trained as a professional photographer for over 25 years, Flach’s conceptual style has been shaped by his background not just in photography but in, curiously, painted sculptures.
Flach recently released a book called Dogs that’s definitely worth a look. As the stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Equus, Flach “delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of “man’s best friend.”
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