This week’s artist (two days late!) is Ryohei Hase, an freelance illustrator based in Tokyo.
He says on his website: “My theme of paintings is to express the darkness of mind which is sad and gloomy but at the same time, it’s beautiful and strong.”
I couldn’t find anything about his media or technique, but he does mention using digital on at least one piece. Most of his pieces feature animals and human/animal hybrids, often with repetition. I especially enjoy his “Their Feelings” series, featuring animals used and abused for human consumption.
His work is both intellectually complex and highly detailed, always with powerful meaning - well worth a look!
Berény Róbert: Cordatic. Poster and magazine ad (in: Automobil motorsport 3. évf. 12. sz. (1928.) / EPA OSZK)
Trash | Return of the Living Dead (1985)
"Do you ever fantasize… about being killed?"