Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu.

Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu was moved by the epic 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan to create a work of monumental proportions, entitled “Rebirth.”

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Manabu’s most recent work, Meltdown, which explores the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake was recently on view at the West Vancouver Museum, and next month will embark on a 10 by 13 foot panel in Madison, Wisconsin which the artist estimates will take upward of three years to complete.

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

“My goal is to faithfully express my view of the world in my composition, but I don’t intentionally depict detailed images,” Manabu says.

“Because I see details when I observe things, rather than the whole, I find pen and ink to be the best tools to express how I see them.”

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings of Ikeda Manabu

You can learn more over at Hi-Fructose, which sat down with the artist for an exclusive interview earlier this month.

Find more of Manabu’s work on his website.