On June 13, Korean painter Kwon Kyungyup (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 24) and Japanese painter Kazuki Takamatsu (Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) will debut two solo shows at Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery: Kwon’s “White Elegy” and Takamatsu’s “Because I’m a Doll.” Both working with a frosty, white color palette, the two artists cultivate placid worlds populated by characters that deceptively seem untouched by human flaws.
Kwon and Takamatsu achieve this effect in strikingly different ways: Takamatsu, with his fascination with digital depth mapping, paints doll-like characters that appear at once holographic and ghostly. Meanwhile, Kwon’s approach comes closer to realism. The fair-skinned beauties in her paintings harbor painful secrets given away by their teary eyes and wary expressions. In focusing on characters that appear inhumanly flawless at a first glance, both artists reflect upon the darker elements of the human mind. Take a look at some of their artworks, images courtesy of Dorothy Circus Gallery, below.
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Karding (Ricardo Arcenal Jr.)
With the return of QuickFeat to your regular Tumblr airtime, we feature some of the masterpieces of Ricardo Arcenal Jr. from Muntinlupa City, Manila. Check out his works both on traditional and digital media, and be left in awe. More on his website and here.
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