Japanese sculptor and photographer Yuichi Ikehata creates chilling scenes
that bridge the gap between reality and fiction. In his surreal ongoing series “Fragment of Long Term Memory,” his intention is to comment on the fragmentary nature of memory and render it physical. “Many parts of our memories… are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images. I gather these misplaced memories from certain parts of our reality, and together they create a non-linear story, resonating with each other in my photographs,” he says.
Yuichi Ikehata Currently living and working in Chiba, Japan, Ikehata uses wire to provide the scaffolding for a human form (modeled after himself) before covering it with paper and clay in a fragmentary fashion.