These Paintings Give Human Bodies a Dreamlike Quality

By: Christopher Magsambol - Sep 26, 2015
References: flickr & beautifuldecay
Tsuyoshi Imamura has created a collection of oddly shaped abstract human body paintings. The watercolor portraits seamlessly flow to create cloudy and dreamlike versions of the human body.

Essentially, the gradients of watercolor meld dark and light colors to form interestingly accurate human body shapes. Imamura uses black, gray, pink and blue to compose his watercolor portraits. The paintings seem to place humans in sensual positions and odd angles which further highlight the images' dreamlike quality.

The particular use of watercolor works perfectly with the subjects in these paintings. The gradients flow to enhance the body positions, seen especially in the dancing portraits. The dark accents of black and gray help to give each portrait emotion that complements each subjects' body language. Imamura is able to capture realistic depictions of bodily functions using a rather simple method.