Yosuke Ueno Illustrates Young Subjects in Surreal Scenes

 - Apr 18, 2012
References: spaceegg77 & juxtapoz
Many of these Yosuke Ueno illustrations feature young pixie-like subjects in extraordinarily surreal scenes, but perhaps these bizarre images will seem less strange when viewers get more context.

Largely impacted by the 3/11 tsunami that hit Japan, Ueno used his latest offerings to explore feelings he has about his native country’s recovery. It isn’t odd then that these paintings heavily feature children as Japan can currently be equated with a kid – vulnerable, but with great potential for growth and wonderful things.

Though Yosuke Ueno remains stylistically consistent, it’s remarkable the amount of concepts he imagines and then renders. From one-eyed samurai figures completely covered in plating to forest creatures composed of fruits and vegetation, Ueno’s art is ambitious and takes viewers on a magical visual journey.