Ghastly Illustrations from Hi

Illustration // Sunday, July 06, 2014
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

The Contradictory Beauty of Hi

Illustration // Wednesday, 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.  

The Work of Japan's 非 (hi)

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
The work of Japanese artist 非 (hi) are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work. Mesmerizing...  

Hi (aka Xhxix)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

In Pastel and in Sickness

Illustration // Thursday, May 24, 2012
The work of Japanese artist ? (Hi) is nothing short of mesmerizing. The illustrations and completed works are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work- as if stuck in some bizarre dream state after waking up from a beautiful plague induced coma. Gore-gous.

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