Japanese artist and pop icon Fuyuko Matsui explores the haunted, interconnected realms of traditional and modern aesthetics. As one of the few women to have attained top training and mastery of traditional Japanese painting (nihonga) techniques in Japan, Matsui also cites centuries-old artistic influences, such as the iconoclastic eighteenth-century painter Soga Shohhaku and the fifteenth-century painter Soga Jasoku. Having grown up in a house that has been in her family for fourteen generations, Matsui produces work that is steeped in tradition; at the same time, she breathes new life into unsettling images filled with grotesque figures of ghosts, entrails, and rotting corpses. “I don’t like sweet, cute art,” she says. “If we think in centuries, in the Kamakura period, for example, it was scarier, more ghostly. I want to return to that taste in my art.” In doing so, Matsui conjures the universally feared spectres of the inner self, the unknown, and the inexpressible shadows that roam between the personal and collective past.
I love love looove this art and this woman
Painting I’ m making in exchange of the inscription fee for a workshop I took this past weekend, for a friend who covered my fees. I just wish I could have more experience painting backgrounds T.T Based on a photo I took back in June. 90% progress. #art #horse #equine #equestrian #beach #water #white #wip #realism #painting
Horse#2 ACEO. I take commisons for small horse ACEO cards (2.5 in x 3.5 in. Shipping after January 10th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Process pics on my blog theartofdianita.blogspot.com #art #horse #arabian #ace #acrylic #prismacolors #equine #equestrian #artist #artistonstagram
Current stage #wip #pencil #art #drawing #horse #equine
Working on this ladies a bit more.. I’ m learning a lot while trying to keep the painted version similar to the pencil one. So hard =/ #oil #painting #wip #art #artist #wood
I created my ACEO piece quickly after someone hurt me. #badmood (Taken with Instagram)
I know this was created under a stressful time, but I’m so proud to be the owner of this beautiful ACEO piece by one of my favorite artists, who is now recovering from an awful health problem that hit her very bad. I’m thinking on you everyday and wishing all the best shardula !!!!
I can’t wait to be back home and find this lovely lady a special frame <3
I discovered the unique elaborated artworks of Anton Vill @ant4d past months ago. Surprisingly, she’s female (at first, I thought he was male artist) She is from Estonia. See more works on her Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/antonvill #antonvill #art #artist #drawing #illustration