What makes Kouhei Nakama’s animations tantalizing is how each builds or deconstructs the face with alien processes. They’re comprised of swarming creatures or layers of liquid skin melting off a smiling face. In an era when every digital design student is showing off their realistic renders, Nakama’s artistry offers the unexpected in his engrossing portraits.
Projects like “Diffusion” and “Cycle” come with simple, yet inviting taglines:
“Life is a cycle. We are dying from birth, reborn till death.”
“Why don’t humans have patterned texture like animals? Humans will be able to get it.”
See more of the artist’s work below.