Ryo Yoshii’s Evocative Watercolor Portraits Bleed With Internal Beauty And Intensity

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Ryo Yoshii is a Japanese artist who produces beautiful and evocative watercolor portraits. With an impressive control of the medium, Yoshii is able to capture the minute details of the face — such as the lines around and light within the eyes — while also introducing a surrealist blur: hair melts into the paper, tears streak and divide the body, animal faces are fractured over top of human ones. In a haze of dreamlike pastels, the portraits express both external character and internal life, unveiling moments of deep introspection.

Brimming with depth and sensitivity, Yoshii’s work can be read as metaphorical explorations of inner emotional worlds. Despite the stoic faces, which steadily meet the viewer’s gaze, there are signs of fluidity and instability within. The unpredictability of the watercolor medium lends perfectly to this depiction of inner turmoil and intensity, as the colors — much like our emotions — bleed invisibly from the body into the surrounding environment. As expressed in the beautiful blend of colors, no emotion exists in singularity in Yoshii’s work; instead, everything fuses together in a spectrum of experiences.

Yoshii is currently studying art in Japan, and his works can be viewed on his DeviantArt. (Via Art Fucks Me)Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor Ryo Yoshii - Watercolor

 

 

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