Imagine a world where animals are the size of dinosaurs. A world where your favorite furry or feather ball is 3-4 times your size. It is the imaginary fantasy of a young Japanese artist. Artistic discovery.
This is watching Studio Ghibli films Totoro and Princess Mononoke that a 24-year-old Japanese artist imagined what our daily life would be like if “cute” animals became giant. Monokubo is also inspired by illustrations by extraordinary landscapes created by Piotr Jabłoński, a Polish artist. His favorite subjects? especially cats, but also dogs, hamsters, birds, rabbits, pandas… all these animals ” kawaiii That our stature usually dominates. What if it was the other way around?
His series of giant animals living with men is called . All his works are very expressive and question us about our relationship to life. In front of those silent and sweet scenes, the spectator can give free rein to his imagination to invent a new story between animal and man. Small editorial selection:
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To mark the difference in size, Monokubo always represents at least one human next to the giant stuffed animals. But far from making them threatening, Monokubo’s achievements reinforce their adorable side. A peaceful and even relaxing atmosphere emanates from his works through a soft light that bathes the subjects.
Other illustrations are available on the artist’s tumblr and his pixiv account. And if it seems easy to browse in an instant these many images, each work is the result oflong work and abundant imagination. To make a living from this passion and his art, the Japanese author has edited a book :
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