A Bio-Mechanical Astro Boy by Kazuhiko Nakamura

Since we last covered artist Kazuhiko Nakamura (a.k.a Almacan) in 2007, he’s posted a several amazing new pieces, including “Atoma,” seen above. “This is biomechanical Astro Boy,” says the artist on his DeviantArt page and adds, “I recommend you watch this image while listening to King Crimson’s ‘Moonchild’.” [via Wurzeltod]

Also new is this rhinoceros based on the one that Albrecht Durer drew in 1515.

“Durer, never actually saw a live rhino and based his drawing on a brief sketch and a letter. The rhino that inspired Durer’s drawing was given by an Indian sultan to King Manuel of Portugal in 1515. The Portuguese king sent the rhino as a gift to the pope. However, the ship carrying the rhino sank in a storm and the unfortunate rhino was drowned.” (Quotation from “A History of the World”)

3 Responses to “A Bio-Mechanical Astro Boy by Kazuhiko Nakamura”

  1. Damien Says:

    Holy. Fucking. Shit. BIOMECH ASTRO BOY! And paired with “Moonchild”… Holy crap…

  2. Grgry Says:

    Inspirationally breathtaking!

  3. Paul Komoda Says:

    Exquisite! Always loved Durer’s rhino and Nakamura’s take on it is making me want a huge ZOID-like model of it lumbering across my table top.