Japanese artist Yasuto Sasada takes ancient beliefs and myths and visually retells their story in a contemporary way. His highly regarded works often focus on creatures whose lives have been regenerated by having a machine installed in their bodies. Tigers, toki, crayfish and other creatures reinvigorated with fantastic technology are his favourite subjects.
Incredible detail allows the viewer to experience Yasuto’s creatures of imagination as living and breathing entities, where the viewer’s senses are heightened and ideally a new dimension is realised. “I do not make a plan of a drawing, but just do it intuitively when the idea comes to mind “he says.
The impeccable piece “Matsuri” focuses on the artist’s own creative process. “There is a constant flow of ideas popping up in my head, one after another,” he says. “The poster and the skull itself represent these concepts.”
Yasuto’s intricate work reflects his philosophy that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that his images evolve exponentially during this journey, leading to an outcome where it could be said that a new artistic dimension is realised.
Poster size 61cm x 91cm. Available from April 2017 for $14.95.