Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Yoshitoshi kanemaki departs from the traditional norms of wood carving techniques by introducing surreal motifs into his sculptural work. chiseled from tree bark, many of kanemaki’s larger-than-life sized works defy ordinary anatomy and physical proportion, adding unnatural ‘glitches’ to the human body. the figures’ facial features and forms are manipulated beyond their normal boundaries, with 12-headed girls, wavy-shaped females, and 4-eyed faces deviating from traditional portraiture to dreamlike depictions.