Video: Dream of a perfect world: miniature sculptures by Maico Akiba from the SEKAI series
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Artist Maico Akiba presented her new series of works called "SEKAI", which means "peace" in Japanese. In a vivid figurative form, she embodied in her a dream that almost any adult must secretly cherish - this is the desire to have her own little corner of personal comfort and peace.
Main occupation Maiko Akiba - illustration of children's books. In her creative activity, she does not constrain herself with the framework of seriousness and consistency. Creating her works, the artist remains childishly naive, even when it comes to serious topics.
Among the numerous works Maiko series "SEKAI" - the most personal. It has been created over the past two years in between illustrations. As a basis, the artist used factory-made animal figurines, then applied layers of paint on them, thus carrying out “greening work”. All small details, such as figurines of people and their household items Maiko I made it myself.
In series "SEKAI" found their development many motives that Maiko Akiba already expressed earlier, for example, this is the search for the optimal balance of nature and civilization in human life. Unlike her earlier works, in this series the artist finds a compromise between the natural environment and elements of urbanization.
Considering the work Maiko Akiba, many will surely remember the famous fairy tale Petra Ershova, in which the writer described the dangers of such a symbiosis between man and animal. But the artist's works are primarily a fantasy, not a model of the structure of society, therefore, they need to be evaluated accordingly.
Works from the cycle "SEKAI" enjoyed such great success among the population of Japan that in 2012 mass production of key rings based on this series was launched. Regular readers Kulturologia miniatures Maiko Akiba can certainly remind you of some of Jason Isley's works.
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