S.Jin‘s gorgeous drawings and watercolors contrast the daintiness of porcelain-doll Victorian girls with macabre sexuality, bruising trauma, and sinister anatomical metaphors. Her delicate, exquisite linework is sometimes accompanied by magical little poems and pieces of writing that exudes her fairy-tale aesthetic.
Tags: anatomical-themed, animal skulls, animals, antlers, bones, branches, bruises, deer, flowers, innocence/menace, intricate line drawings, modern fairy tales, nature, rabbits, skeleton, teacups, twins/doppelgangers/doubles, victorian
Joao Ruas is an amazing artist and illustrator currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. His work is gorgeous, delicate, with flowing lines (his rendering of hair is amazing), soft surrealness, and a dreamy macabre quality.
These hauntingly beautiful, ethereal portraits of Alice in Wonderland-like figures clad in blue are from Nicoletti Ceccoli’s new body of work, fittingly titled Incubi Celesti (or “Heavenly Nightmares”). This collection is currently displaying at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy, until December 23rd.
Kate MacDowell makes incredible works of art, akin to installation pieces, out of porcelain, a medium she chose for its “luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture.”
Detailed and realistic, these pieces make loud and piercing statements about the troubled relationship between man and the natural world, but remain elegant and delicate. They “borrow from myth” (one example is this piece, titled Persephone, which references the myth of Persephone’s abduction by Hades to the Underworld, in which she mistakenly eats the seeds of a pomegranate he offers to her, thus forcing her to spend a quarter of each year in the Underworld – in MacDowell’s vision, the pomegranate’s seeds are actually pills, tablets with a neat little line down the middle); other sources of inspiration include “art history, figures of speech, and other cultural touchstones.”
The pieces are visual metaphors, or illustrated “figures of speech,” such as a pair of lungs with canaries inside them, or a dead rabbit containing a human skeleton. In MacDowell’s world, man and nature are grafted to each other, repeatedly, in surreal and subtly horrific ways. As she explains, often “aspects of the human figure stand in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world.”
Check out her work below, and be amazed. More can be seen on her Website.
Check out this amazing street art by Roa that changes depending on what angle you’re looking at it from:
I have a sort of thing for stylized, whimsical, skinned/medical/anatomical-themed rabbits, so I really like this.
Nomi Chi is a talented artist/tattooist out of Vancouver, B.C. Her work combines female and animal figures in a bizarre, sinuous, whimsical, and wispy luxurious style. Animal skulls, eviscerated furry creatures, and surreal woman/animal combinations are dominant themes. Languorous, morbidly lovely and erotic, sometimes tender, her sketches and paintings are both casual and mythical, and creepily delicious. Here’s a selection of her art:
I have this hanging up as a print on the wall of my bedroom.
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