Yuji Moriguchi’s creature-filled paintings play with the sensibilities and tropes of manga and Ukiyo-e. Elsewhere in the artist’s work, he pulls on the thread of erotic art that has coursed through Japanese comic history. His recent work seems to take on a decidedly mystical tone.
For the top work, Moriguchi recently shared a detailed breakdown on the execution of the work on Instagram. From the sketch stages to masking and various levels of paint application, “Princesses living in the skeleton” unfolded over months on his account.The work was recently shown at ART TAIPEI alongside other pieces.
See more of the artist’s work on his site.