by Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 18 April 2013

What a story: a Japanese artist, Keita Sagaki, inspired by mandalas draws super detailed doodles. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch and Katsushika Hokusai (just to name a few), Keita developed his personal style of cartoonish doodles as a young child. His pen and ink illustrations follow a simple concept: ‘Whole and Part’. The idea is that everyone and everything is connected with each other, consciously or unconsciously, and we all form part of a bigger reality – like Keita´s black and white illustrations do. They unite hundreds of small characters to build a single, but amazing image.