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Post  Jim Doiron on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Saw this and just thought I would share. HERE

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Post  drgonzo on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:45 pm

OMG They're REAL!

I thought on the other thread about this that these were computer composites, graphic overlays of structures over top of a bonsai image!

WOW
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Post  Jim Doiron on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:41 pm

Yeah I wasn't sure if they were real either at first. I found his website HERE

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Post  Fore on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:56 am

drgonzo wrote:OMG They're REAL!

I thought on the other thread about this that these were computer composites, graphic overlays of structures over top of a bonsai image!

WOW
-Jay

That's what I was going to say! LOL That's, well, one of the strangest things I've seen in this hobby.

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Post  marcus watts on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 am

they are awesome models - Very skilled model maker.

great find,

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:16 pm

Incredible work! I'm not sure how practical it is. Keeping the trees in good health is probably a challenge ... but what vision!
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Post  Tony on Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:19 pm

marcus watts wrote:they are awesome models - Very skilled model maker.

great find,

Marcus

I believe these are CGI guys

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Post  landerloos on Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:53 pm

tony wrote:
marcus watts wrote:they are awesome models - Very skilled model maker.

great find,

Marcus

I believe these are CGI guys

CGI Tony????

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Post  Tony on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:05 pm

landerloos wrote:
tony wrote:
marcus watts wrote:they are awesome models - Very skilled model maker.

great find,

Marcus

I believe these are CGI guys

CGI Tony????

Peter

from the website of the artist

"Kazuko Todate, Art Critic, talks about our exhibition,
*1″Works are created through Aiba’s extraordinary fantastic and sometimes even chimerical imaginations. However, they do not look like pipe dreams. In fact people believe that they are real buildings and spaces because Aiba depicts not only the outline but also all of the elaborate details in each works.
Though the paintings are flat and two-dimensional, Aiba creates images of the side, back, and even the inside of the buildings.
Aiba’s eyes circle around, and sometimes intentionally wander between buildings in the space.
His eyes are like those of a bird or like those of wind.”

Having said that They sure look real to me bounce

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Post  Jesse on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:41 pm

Pasted directly from the artists website which I had already posted and linked in the other thread in this forum:

Kazuko Todate, Art Critic, talks about our exhibition,
*1″Works are created through Aiba’s extraordinary fantastic and sometimes even chimerical imaginations. However, they do not look like pipe dreams. In fact people believe that they are real buildings and spaces because Aiba depicts not only the outline but also all of the elaborate details in each works.
Though the paintings are flat and two-dimensional, Aiba creates images of the side, back, and even the inside of the buildings.
Aiba’s eyes circle around, and sometimes intentionally wander between buildings in the space.
His eyes are like those of a bird or like those of wind.”

*2″If you explore any small part of Aiba’s works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters.
Those works are not just imaginary compositions; it is indeed possible to construct the amusement parks.
Murakami, who makes Aiba’s models, is also a civil engineer.
He is a realist sharing dreams with Aiba.
The early bonsai-type models look like bonsai art. Bonsai reflect the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of
expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant.
However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of Aiba’s works contain extraordinary times and spaces which
differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.

I believe these are models created by Murakami based on the 2D image the artist (Aiba) made. Here is another picture that makes me believe this to be a real and detailed model:


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Post  Levi on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:44 pm

I read that too, but if you keep reading it seems like it is either talking about his initial paintings or talking about painting in general being 2-d, these are actual mixed media sculptures with actual physical form.


"By Mariella Moon, Tecca

If you think all bonsai look like mini trees in somebody's zen garden, you haven't seen Takanori Aiba's pieces yet. The Japanese artist combines bonsai art form with Lilliputian architecture design to create some of the most stunning pieces you will ever see.

On his website, Aiba says his crossover creations are the fruit of his days as a (plain) bonsai maker and maze illustrator. None of his designs are derived from real structures — all of them are products of his imagination. But because the details are so elaborate, people usually think he copies the designs of real buildings.

So just how much time does he take to create one of these exactly? Aiba tells Tecca that each piece is so detailed, it takes him anywhere from three months to a year and a half. The bonsai in the first image below took him six months to finish, while the one in the second picture called Hawaiian Pineapple Resort took him a full year.

Unfortunately, you have to go to Japan if you want to see these artworks in person. Aiba is looking for more opportunities to exhibit his work, though one of his pieces called Hotel de Michelin is currently displayed in his restaurant in Tokyo. "

You can even buy his art, it is a physical, real sculpture… for the bonsai-b, here are the materials he used….

“Bonsai-B”
420mm x 370mm x 480mm
16.5″ x 14.5″ x 18.9″
stone clay / resin clay / epoxy putty
hinoki veneer sheet / balsa veneer sheet
copper line / plastic/ resin / Japanese ash


pretty wild... but seems to be real.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

I think these are ugly and offend me when referred to as anything "Bonsai."

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Post  Levi on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:17 pm

i think most people regard them as mixed media sculpture... even if one contains a bonsai tree it is just one element incorporated into this artists creation, and i couldn't find anything that said for sure that these are real living trees. i think the japanese ash is referring to the stand.

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Post  Levi on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:24 pm

personally i find them fascinating based on their detail and artistry/structure, but i look at it in a different light than i would bonsai. how do you feel about figurines and such? i personally think that most figurines are unappealing in that they dont look realistic/detailed enough or the proportions dont match the tree. Qingquan 'Brook' Zhao would be a real exception here, i find his work extremely impressive.

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Post  sunip on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm

[quote="landerloos"]
CGI Tony????

Computer Generated Images
With software like Maya.
Sunip Wink

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Post  landerloos on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:42 pm

[quote="sunip"]
landerloos wrote:
CGI Tony????

Computer Generated Images
With software like Maya.
Sunip Wink

Thank you Sunip

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Post  openxcellaus on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:27 am

You were shared nice arts. I like this type of arts very much and it is also impressive that each sculpture can be framed so beautifully in their individual bell jars.

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