Sagaki Keita Uses Doodles to Recreate Masterpieces

by Danny OldaPosted on

From afar, these pieces by artist Sagaki Keita seem to simply be monochrome replicas of classic masterpieces.  Look very closely, though, and immense detail suddenly appears.  Thousands of little doodles pile up and work together to create one large composition.  For darker areas of a masterpiece such as the Mona Lisa or The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Keita arranges his doodles more densely, packing more lines into smaller spaces.  Beyond impressively combining the large with the tiny, Keita also playfully contrasts playful doodles with some of art history’s most sacred pieces.  In Keita’s meticulous ink drawings casual skillfully meets formal.

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