Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I can't quite figure Ryohei Hase out.

His work seems to not know where it fits either - at his best, he creates amazing, moody, visceral, motion-filled works with the same grimy flesh-realism that I appreciate in Odd Nerdrum's work. But at his most questionable, he creates pieces that seem more at home on the cover of a paperback science fiction novel than a gallery wall. And then there are the creature-design sketches.

Regardless of its application, this artist's talent is apparent, working digitally instead of with a brush and paint. I mean seriously, we're talking detail down to the reflections in a rabbit's eyes, and individual pieces of fur. Pop on over to his website or DeviantArt gallery (with beautifully large pictures so you can see all the detail).

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