The humble doodle, which typically resides in corners of school notebooks and cocktail napkins, has been transformed in the hands of Japanese artist Keita Sagaki: hundreds, if not thousands of doodles have been jam-packed into every crevice of his pieces, which reveal classic works of art when you step back and look at the canvas from afar.
The playful scribbles and doodles are individually quite distinct shapes– some crudely humorous, some alien, some barely intelligible except for a lone snout or eye. But together, they give form to the familiar lines of classic drawings of human figures, for a playful illusion that is fantastically light-hearted. From Sagaki’s website:
The concept of my creation is the borderless relationship between “whole and part”. As I draw a picture in this concept, I want to express conflict and undulation in the relationship between “whole and part”, which cannot be measured by addition and subtraction.
I love the zany energy behind these pieces, and I like to imagine crowds of people sniggering in childish, immature glee as they realize that these pieces are not quite as serious as they seem. [Via Beautiful Decay.]