Alberto Martini. Illustrations for the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 1909.
Ryohei Hase Artworks
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.
I’ll have a new gig poster available this Friday, June 6th, that I am very pleased with. I may even go as far to say that it is my favorite gig poster I have done to date."Living in Magic" is a 12" x 36" silkscreened gig poster printed on Black Licorice paper for Ray Lamontagne’s June 4th show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Baltimore.
Each print is hand signed and numbered in a limited edition of 195.
A very limited amount of prints from the edition will be available on Friday, June 6th at 5PM PST at www.jamesreadsmerch.com and will cost $45