Japanese illustrator Akiya Kageichi continues the themes of sex, death, and identity as explained in Macabre and Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration. His tormented lovers, sinister jesters, and disinterested kings rule fractious fantasy underworlds that […]
Continuing the themes I discussed in Macabre and Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration, the wonderfully elegant line work of Kotaro Chiba.
For those who don’t know, I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo and the US for the last four years, but I am not a Japanophile. I didn’t come to teach English. I have no […]
With his series of skulls, Dutch artist Marald Van Haasteren manages the find the beauty in death and decay by incorporating symbols of flight and rebirth, like bird eggs, winged insects, and blooming flowers. Of […]