AUSTIN! I’m coming back, and I’m bringing four new portraits. They were the next in line and I wasn’t able to get to them before the show opened, but thankfully I was able to finish them for Mondo’s first closing show.
Come hang out on May 24th at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX. Drink some beer, enjoy yourself, and say hello! I’ll be wearing my party pants.
In Japan, the word “cute” or kawaii can be stamped on just about everything when it comes to aesthetics. Cute dogs, dolls, cartoons and cars are the accepted standard. Now picture human bodies with wolf heads tearing each other apart. Pigs crowded around a dinner table salivating over their roasted brethren. Japanese artist and Tokyo resident Ryohei Hase illustrates beautifully disturbing scenes with obsessive detail. Cannibalism is at times a running theme in his work. Using Photoshop and other software, Hase creates digital art that almost challenges traditional painting if not coexisting without notice. Take a look at some of his work below.