Erina Matsui has a Warped Sense of Self in These Surreal Portraits

 - Sep 10, 2010
References: erinamatsui & lifelounge
I have to admit that Erina Matsui's paintings are more than surreal; they're pretty darn disturbing. Yet I can get past their scary side fairly easily once I focus on the details and how stupendously talented Matsui is.

Interestingly, Erina Matsui paints self-portraits. So she's either highly imaginative or has a warped sense of self. A blend of just about anything and everything, her work, as Life Lounge notes, melds "traditional portraiture with science-fiction, cutesy cartoon-ish characters, stars, planets, food" and more.