New drawings by Japanese artist Sagaki Keita that reinterprets paintings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Hokusai using his dense microcosm of incredibly tiny doodles, the sum of which make the greater whole. From a distance, the drawings look like monochromatic representations of the paintings by on closer look, the figures are inhabited by a density of detail that is quite astonishing. Keita draws directly on white canvas without using preliminary sketches, populating his scenes with thousands of little animals and people. His main influences range from complex Buddhist mandala drawings to comics and graffiti.
On view at Micheko Galerie through Feb. 13.