As you all probably know after reading my many articles here on Bit Rebels, I am a huge fan of odd, beautiful art. It doesn’t really matter what it is about, as long as it is something that will make my mind start to wander, I am happy to check it out. Art doesn’t always have to make sense, and I definitely know that. However, when things just don’t look like anything at all, that’s when I am a little confused about whether I am supposed to understand it or not. However, art is understood individually, and that’s the amazing part of art.
Sculptor Tomohiro Inaba is one of the artists who I truly admire for his pure insane skill of being able to take something unnatural and make it into beautiful and mind blowing art. By using only wires, this artist creates some of the most amazing and life like sculptures that you have probably ever seen. There’s no logic to it more than life is as fragile as your weakest gene, I guess.
I must say that when I first saw these sculptures, I didn’t think much of them. They were on a level above my head I felt. However, as soon as I started to look closer into the mechanics of the whole series of sculptures, it suddenly dawned on me that it’s not about some advanced technique or some kind of unearthly way of expressing some odd feeling. No, it is purely about portraying life in a way that we have previously not seen before. Beautiful is the wrong word here I think, I would rather go with oddly lifelike in every form and shape.