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Japanese Illustrator Zain7 Paints Women in a Contemplative State

— November 24, 2011 — Art & Design
These Zain7 illustrations do more than just stimulate your eyes; they make you feel. By depicting crowded intimate spaces and vulnerable looking women with contemplative looks on their faces, the Japanese artist gets viewers emotionally invested to feel for his subjects despite not knowing the narrative circumstances that surround each piece. I'm literally going through a surreal mix of visceral feelings just examining each one of Zain7's paintings.

In addition to his masterful ability to engage audiences, Zain7 is also highly adept with the use of color. Several of his paintings feature unique lighting which floods canvases with visually pleasing hues of magenta and cyan. This vibrantly subdued color scheme also invokes a dream-like quality to his pieces. He's truly an artist to look out for as I've yet to find another illustrator who can do what Zain7 does.
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