It’s always amazing to see someone reinvent something traditional in an innovative and modern manner, and that’s exactly what Takeshi Ohgushi has done with his distinct brand of art. Taking techniques associated with Japanese calligraphy, Ohgushi paints stunning images of fashionable women that can easily be displayed in issues of Vogue or in gallery exhibits. Each calculated brush stroke so resembles the work of old masters that you’d think these images were centuries old if not for Ohgushi’s subjects wearing fishnet stockings and sexy stilettos. Bending rules even further, Ohgushi incorporates fabric prints into his illustrations, making his art transcend its humble origins.
These calligraphic masterpieces aren’t the only things Takeshi Ohgushi is capable of. If you browse his portfolio, you’ll discover several series that harness olden day brush and ink techniques to create amazing contemporary artwork.
Contemporary Calligraphic Paintings
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Innocuous Tattooed Girl Illustrations
Chic Comic Fashion Illustrations
Mesmerizing Movie Illustrations
Re-Gendered Disney Evildoers
Impressionistic Iris Illustrations