PSYCHEDELIC CREATURE PORTRAITS DRAWN WITH INTRICATE, OVERLAPPING LINES OF COLORED PEN
THURSDAY 08.08.2013 , POSTED BY PAUL CARIDAD
When looking at illustrations by Korean visual artist Mossi, I am reminded of Spirograph designs, but peering from beneath the geometric patterns are the eyes of mysterious creatures. More impressive than the depth and detail of each psychedelic portrait is the fact that each was drawn freestyle, by hand using colored pen and ballpoint pen. The intricate strokes were meticulously overlapped to give off a level of brilliance that is easy to get lost in.
In the zoomed in portions of his works, it’s hard to believe that the abstract-appearing lines could come together to create such dimensional faces, but Mossi has been practicing this art for quite some time. He completed a 2 year program in Communication Design at SADI (Samsung Art & Design Institute) in Seoul, Korea followed by a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York, NY in 2003. See more of his work on Tumblr and Facebook.
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