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A Surreal Portraiture Series from Guim Tió Zarraluki

By: Tia Clarke - Published: • References: guimtio.blogspot and behance.net
These examples of surreal portraiture from Barcelona-based artist Guim Tió Zarraluki will melt your mind.

The paintings feature women with heavily distorted facial features. Some of their eyes have been replaced with stunned white dots and some have even had their entire faces blurred and concealed under thick clouds of paint.

The controversial young artist created the images in reaction to the obsession women and the media have with perfect body images. In these off-putting portraits, Guim Tió says he used the strange eyes as a symbol for plastic surgery and aims for them to act as a window into the imperfections of these beautiful models. The artist states on his website that his images stage a "controversial issue for contemporary society" and that his work becomes an "exploration of the collective unconscious."