Perverse daydream

PrizeShortlist in Create (art)
University/SchoolKanazawa college of art
ArtistMarina Ito

This work expresses the boy's indulgence in his own love and delusions. The dwarfs crowding around the boy are personifications of his own delusions. As an allegory for the fact that the dwarfs are not bloodthirsty beings, a spherical jointed doll is lying on the floor behind the boy. In order to unify the world view, a layer of reddish-purple paint was glazed over and over on top of the original vivid color scheme of the dwarfs to create a deep color.

In my work, I seek to explore the possibilities of painting by combining the classical styles and techniques of Western art with the pop culture of my time. In particular, I incorporate elements of shoujo manga and Boys' love culture. I create stories based on the theme of love, and pursue the expression of relationships and emotions through the technique of oil painting. And I aim to establish a style of painting in the modern age while exploring my own unique worldview and method of expression.