St. Petersburg-based artist Denis Marakhin uses red ink as a striking accent color to his bold tattoos and drawings. The stylized pieces are reminiscent of graphic novels that utilize shape-driven shading, some parts flattened and opaque, and other parts with defined forms. Like a comic book, Marakhin also incorporates text into the works, carving out negative space among the surreal portraiture that morphs from human faces to desolate landscapes. A collection of these “Faceless” people are available as wooden badges through the website waf-waf.
Images © Denis Marakin.