Born in 1963, Daisuke Ichiba is a Japanese draftsman. He lives and works in Tokyo.
He started painting seriously in the eighties and in 1990 self-published his first book entitled 37 Year Old Bastard. Since then, he has continued to release a book a year, and was noticed by the great manga artist Takashi Nemoto, as well as Pakito, from the outsider art gallery, Le Dernier Cri based in Marseille, France. Since 2006, Ichiba has held solo shows in Paris, Marseille, and Switzerland, and in recent years has been pursuing photography.
His drawings transcribe the influence of manga in his work. Daisuke Ichiba creates unique compositions inspired by his study of printmaking. He creates fantasy and chaotic universes, where men transform into hybrid beings with three eyes, headless or with a Lizard tongue. His sporadic use of color allows him to highlight the multiple details that compose his drawings.
The human being is the main subject of Daisuke Ichiba's work, which he depicts in indoor macabre scenes most of the time.
His work have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines and Japan.
Art on KE
KE 005 - ranter's groove - 俳句