The Mysterious And Misty Eerieness Of Japanese Horror Illustrator Mozza – Design You Trust

The Mysterious And Misty Eerieness Of Japanese Horror Illustrator Mozza

Student and illustrator Mozza is a fan of the horror genre with a particular fixation on mist or fog to convey a sense of eerieness, uncanniness, a border space between the world of the living and the world of the dead, or the physical manifestation of a malefic presence. Moreover, this extends to her use of colors and textures to blur boundaries and distinctions between dark and light.

One of Mozza’s recent themes is kamikakushi, which means “spiriting away.” While English-speaking audiences may immediately think of the Ghibli film, the term refers to a far more sinister phenomenon of children mysteriously dying or disappearing, as the result of an evil spirit. Whereas the in-between spaces separating the living and the dead have traditionally been forests or other places from the Japanese countryside, in Mozza’s imagination, highways seem to serve this purpose…

More: Twitter, Artstation h/t: grapee

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

"Blood Club": The Bizarre & Beautiful Work of Charles Burns
Sergio Odeith Creates Amazing 3D Murals That Jump Off The Walls
Macedonian Artist Combined Soviet Era Posters With Popular Comic Superheroes
MINI Japan by Alexa Meade
This Artist Makes A Living By Painting Celebrities With Pancakes On Their Heads
11 Disney Warrior Princesses Turned Badass By Russian Artist Artemii Myasnikov
Elspeth McLean Creates Beautiful Hand-Painted Stones
"Of War And Peace": Spanish Artist Shows His Vision of Protests and War in Syria
The Secret And Funny Life Of City Workers
Giant 3D Mixed Media Street Art Sculpture Climbs Università Bicocca In Milan
Hyper-Realistic Liquid Oil Paintings By Sarah Harvey
Satirical NSFW Illustrations Of Today’s Problems By Gunduz Agayev
Funny Vintage Postcards Depict People Falling From Donkeys in Le Plessis-Robinson, France, ca. 1900
Random Acts Of Brilliant Vandalism
Netflix Is Making Stranger Things Versions Of Classic ’80s Movie Posters, And They’re Amazing
These Beautiful & Free Kink Backrounds Will Put Your Boring Zoom Conference To The Next Level
Artist Andrew Myers Creates Amazing Portraits Built From Screws
Twisted & Satirical Pop Culture Characters By Dan LuVisi
31-Year-Old Independent, Modern Woman Draws Comics On Her Observations About Society
In Love To Nature And The Sea, This Artist Upcycles Old Surfboards And Create Art On Them
The Incredible Art Of Maciej Kuciara, Who's Worked On The Last Of Us, Ghost In The Shell & Crysis
Braun - Super Beards
Passion For Cosplay: How A Russian Manager Imitates Hollywood Heroes
"En Route To The Final Frontier": The Best Of The Superb Sci-Fi Digital Artworks By Nicolas Bouvier