Artist Jonathan Yeo Explores the Grotesque Nature of Narcissism

By: Meghan Young - Sep 15, 2014
References: jonathanyeo & beautifuldecay
More often it is the after and not the before that gets immortalized in images and artworks; yet that is not the case when it comes to this series of plastic surgery paintings. Inspired by the ultimate step when it comes to narcissism, save selling one's soul to the devil, these plastic surgery paintings beautifies these grotesque procedures in a way that will bring a different perspective to the practice.

Created by artist Jonathan Yeo, the plastic surgery paintings are intriguing for they are unfinished works themselves. The parts of flesh being worked on appear in full color and detail, but the rest of the figure dissolves into abstract sketches and lined paper. Complete with surgical lines and prodded skin, the plastic surgery paintings are eye-opening.