satoshi araki

Satoshi Araki is an artist who creates miniature dioramas. In one of his brilliantly imagined worlds, a mysterious figure stands in a dark alleyway. In another, a car with smashed-out windows sprawls in front of a bombed-out house in a destroyed city.

Araki sometimes puts a single finger into the frame to show the scale of the tiny scenes, which are sculpted in painstaking detail. His coke cans are smaller than a fingernail; his Vespa model is tiny enough to rest on your thumb.

The Tokyo-based artist’s most recent work has included this scene of chaos and destruction, which he researched online with photos of the Iraq war:

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▼ Different materials are used to achieve realistic textures on parts of the building.

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▼ The whole thing is constructed on the back of a small case.

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▼ A finger at the edge of this image shows scale.

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▼ This model car is riddled with tiny bullet-holes.

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▼ Araki’s other dioramas also include some popular Japanese characters in unusual settings.

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▼ Check out the attention to detail on these teeny-tiny drink cans!

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▼ Car and bike models are also a speciality of his.

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Araki regularly updates his blog and Facebook page with photos of his fascinating work. We’re looking forward to seeing what he turns his talented hand(s) to next!

Source: DDN Japan
Images: Satoshi Araki