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Yoneyama Keisuke’s Art is Pure Horror Wonder

Horror and art are two mediums that go magically together. The ability to take a terrifying concept and mold it into a visual representation is, in its own strange way, a method of gaining power over what scares us. If we can control it by literally shaping it, then perhaps we can allay our fears to some extent.

Japanese artist Yoneyama Keisuke is a sculptor, photographer, an illustrator whose art is macabre, unsettling, and, most importantly, beautiful. His work is a bizarre yet fascinating marriage of the aesthetics of Tim Burton, Junji Ito, Hieronymus Bosch, and Stephen Gammell. There is a playfulness in some of his pieces but there is no doubting the terror that they are meant to convey. His pieces are creatures from Lovecraftian worlds, where Barker-esque nightmares walk freely amidst chaos and pain.

Below is a sampling of some of Keisuke’s art. If you wish to see more, you can follow him on Instagram or Twitter.

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Written by Jonathan Barkan

Lifelong horror fan with a love of music on the side.

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