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Michael Ostermann Uses Digital Art to Beautify and Scare

 - Mar 30, 2012
References: michaelostermann & livefastmag
Michael Ostermann entices his audience with mixed signals. His illustrations are both highly disturbing and beautiful at the same time. Ostermann uses digital art techniques that produce riveting effects on his creations. His portrayals make his subjects look like they're possessed by a grim and avant-garde demon.

There are some details in his pieces that point to a Christ theme, such as a thorn crown. The contrast of this theme against the aesthetic attractiveness of his subjects is entrancing. The lurid, yet beautiful models seem to be overcome with features from the underworld. Most of the subjects in his work are obscured with layered effects to create puzzling figures.

Michael Ostermann is an illustrator based in Vienna, Austria. Take a dive into this underworld where beauty and beasts coincide.