Illustration

The Contradictory Beauty of Hi

April 23, 2014
  Hi (非) is an artist living and working in Japan. His digital paintings demonstrate remarkable skill, eerie portraits of androgynous male youths rendered in staggering detail and in a color palette that paradoxically seems at once vibrantly multi-colored and muted and muddied. Especially impressive are Hi's photorealistic collage-like additions (stickers, buttons, sequins, etc.), textural details that enrich his uncanny, extraordinary vision.