Eerie skeleton art meets romantic portraiture in the haunting Tom French Skull Series. The Newcastle-based artist creates these eerie oil-paint illusions which, at first glance, look like extremely detailed skeleton sketches, but when examined closely show an intimate scene between two people.
Released as part of his 'Hidden Realizations' exhibit at Vincent Michael Gallery, each painting tells the story of deception and secrets, but also allows a lot of room for audience interpretation. Showing the duality between love and evil, French paints an intimate image of two women, which also forms the shape of a male figure with horns.
The Tom French Skull Series is the kind of artwork that's hard to tear one's eyes from, as viewers still discover something new with every glance. There is definitely a darkness to the art, but the romantic and hopeful undertones that lie in the details make these incredibly memorable pieces of art.