Meet Gaku Azuma, a Japanese Artist Who Transforms Bodies Into Amazing Ink Paintings

Gaku Azuma is a multimedia artist who has a long relationship with the Japanese art world. He was born to a father who was an ōgi-e (扇絵) artist, which meant that he used traditional paper fans as a canvas for his paintings. Continue reading »

“Ink Stories”: Intoxicating Photos of Remarkable Women and Their Tattoos by Reka Nyari

Body art is, when you get down to it, a form of storytelling — each piece of ink contributes to a narrative that can encompass a single tattoo, or an entire body. Photographer Reka Nyari explores and subverts traditional ideas of beauty and gender, recontextualizing the aesthetics of sexuality through a female gaze; her “Ink Stories” continues that work via a series of sometimes pointed, sometimes erotic, and always fascinating images of tattooed women and the stories they tell with their bodies. Continue reading »

Artist Draws Obscure But Adorable Creatures From Hundreds Of Hatched Line

According to Luis Coelho: “A few years ago, I felt the need to get back to drawing after a long creative break. I’ve decided to explore the first materials with which I had contact when I was a child, and so I started using pens again. In that process, I discovered that I actually can have lots of fun and peace of mind by spending hours and hours drawing little lines to create characters. Continue reading »