Do you see the point?
This is one of the most intriguing artist that I've come across. His name if Yoshitomo Nara & he paints little girls. Wait, that doesn't sound right doesn't it? Let me rephrase that, he makes paintings of little girls.
The first impression that you'd get when a bunch of ladies see his painting is 'Awwww, soooooo Cute!'
But then if you look more closely, you'd go 'OMG!'
Yoshitomo's paintings easily cross over between art, pop & commercial illustrations & back again.
His flat cartoonish/anime style really makes you think again about what is art.
Geez. If I knew this was possible, I would have continued to draw cartoons for a living.
Ok. This is not cute anymore. It's getting scarier.
Oh, if you want to know the name of the paintings, right click on your mouse & choose save as. You'll be able to see the title. This one's called Another Girl Another Planet.
This is getting really scary now. Sorta like Ju-on coming out of a box.
You can see the progression of his ideas here when he explores other themes like cosplay.
Now I know this looks cruel. But it is kinda cute in a twisted way.
But I think the dog on the right needs a bit of privacy. His butt is exposed.
This one reminds me of what my foochow mother-in-law said once, 'If children likes to play with fire, you've got to teach them fear. Burn their finger & they'll know'. I believe she would do it.
This reminds me of the teacup ride in Disneyland. Somehow, I think Disneyland would not be very happy with this.
And finally, these are his eerie sleep walking series.