Colorful digital male portraits by Japanese artist 非(he).
“i am 非(he).
live in jpn.
i do all my work digitally.”
Tip Toland‘s stoneware sculptures are realistic representations of the human form that will leave the viewer to question his or her own reactions to the human body and mind. Toland’s work is a reminder that we are constantly revising how we define beauty. An expression of humanity, Toland’s sculptures draw us by virtue of the artist’s skill but keep us there thanks to our connection.
I am interested in understanding the vulnerability and strength of the human body. In much of my work, I investigated the inner workings of our anatomy. This exploration began by watching surgeries, researching physiology, and assisting in dissections. I used these methods to investigate, first-hand, the components that make us human. My primary medium is woodblock printmaking. I cut the woodblock surface by peeling, digging, and scraping, recording each stage of carving by inking the block and printing. I use multiples, collage, and chine-collé to transform my prints into new forms. I think of these as human parts: susceptible to gravity, discomfort and decay. The form on the paper becomes saturated and heavy, and over time structures develop, details accumulate, and layers fuse. While my imagery is grounded in reality, exaggeration and abstraction of shape, form, and color create new structures and spaces.
Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film. The new episode from the series ‘The Art of Making’, titled ‘Alma Flamenca’, is available for you to enjoy.
The ‘Art of Making’ series aspires to display and highlight certain people, which go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. Armed with passion for knowledge and emotion, they attempt to combine the precision of science with the elegance and resourcefulness of art. We thank them wholeheartedly for their contribution.
Directed & VFX – Spiros Rasidakis, Dimitris Ladopoulos
Director of photography – Nikos Mexis
Editing – Yiannis Kostavaras
Sound design – Nikos Tsines
Guitarist & composer – Edsart Udo De Haes
Guitar maker – Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com
visit film page at deepgreensea.net/work/35/