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Naoki Sasayama's Brutal Art is Both Grotesque and Awe-Inspiring

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Jul 27, 2013 • References: naokisasayama and juxtapoz
It's not often that you find something that is both revolting and captivating at the same time, but the brutal art from Naoki Sasayama certainly fits the bill. Depictions of unbelievably realistic deaths, such as women getting run over by cars are the typical pieces you'll see from Sasayama.

What makes macabre so appealing is the gritty and dark depictions being cast in a way that makes it aesthetically interesting. The thing that sets Sasayama's work apart and makes it so intriguing is that it doesn't paint these scenes in a typical artistic way; it's so realistically depicted that even the color choices are made to accentuate the gruesome nature. One of the most terrifying features of the brutal art is the empty expressions on the subjects. Definitely one of the most morbid collections of art that I've come across in a long time.