Source: @6thAvenue_Re The Nostalgic Cityscapes of Japanese Illustrator Rokuban 2018-05-22 Tue 2018-05-22 Tue "I want to make art that somehow resonates with the viewer" Japanese illustrator Rokuban draws fictional cities and urban megastructures that seem to combine a sense of otherworldliness with a nostalgia for the Showa Era of Japan, with perhaps a bit of influence from other East Asian cities thrown in. Even though the residents rarely make an appearance, the sprawling city they inhabit imposes its presence. Sometimes bright and colorful with lights and neon signs alive with warm hues, sometimes darker and more restrained against an invariably cloudy but bright azure sky, his cityscapes are both familiar and foreign, at times inviting and at other times imposing and perhaps even foreboding, depending on how you view them. On his website, Rokuban posts one of his goals: "I want to make art that somehow resonates with the viewer." After looking through the sample of his work which he has graciously allowed us to post here, perhaps you'll also discover how it resonates with you. Lively Nighttime Cityscapes Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 電気街 (Electric City) Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 七番街 (7th Avenue) City and Sky Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 六番街 (6th Avenue) Source: @6thAvenue_Re Source: @6thAvenue_Re Urban Megastructures Source: @6thAvenue_Re Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 晴天ナリ (fair weather) Source: @6thAvenue_Re Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 蜃気楼 (mirage) City and Summer Source: @6thAvenue_Re Title: 夏影 (summer shadows) Source: @6thAvenue_Re If you'd like to see more of Rokuban's illustrations, please follow him on Twitter, Pixiv or check out his personal website. By - Ben K. Source:@6thAvenue_Re / rokuban / © pixiv Tags: Art / City / Cityscape / Illustration / megastructure / nostalgia / Showa Era / Urban / urban landscape grape Japan Art The Nostalgic Cityscapes of Japanese Illustrator Rokuban Related Article Gigantic Wearable Felt Cat Heads Now On Sale To Terrify Everyone With Japanese Artist’s Traditional Handmade Cut Paper Art Brings Old Text And Beautiful Animals To Life Japanese Illustrator’s Realistic Asahi Super Dry Artwork Looks Good Enough To Drink Free Digital Collection Of Historical Japanese Artworks Brings The Museum To You Japanese Rock Balancing Artist’s Masterpieces Appear To Defy The Laws Of Gravity Believe it or not, this is not a cat!