Marumiyan Creates an Intricate Game of Eye Spy in These Portraits

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Apr 2, 2012 • References: marumiyan and mymodernmet
Incorporating a variety of different styles, Japanese artist Marumiyan composes intricate illustrations that feature an assortment of different textures, influences and designs. Often referring to natural elements for inspiration, Marumiyan composes murals that initially appear self contained yet reveal their elaborate composition upon closer inspection.

The portraits often depict the delicate and sharp features of the female visage. To construct these profiles, the artist uses source material that is itself representative of the central image. The separate images and the encompassing portrait complement each other both in terms of visual features and metaphorical significance.

Studying one particular images initially reveals a beautiful feminine face, as your attention progresses to her hair you realize that it's composed of various music related instruments -- records, keyboard keys, megaphone. Like an alluring game of eye spy, these collages by Marumiyan invite you to create a connection between the individual elements and the portrait as a whole.