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Shadow-Filled Serenity and Terror: Art & Tattoos by Suhwan Bak

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Suhwan Bak is a Seoul-based artist telling his “goth-gloomy” tales on paper and skin. In a style that brings to mind Tim Burton’s lanky-limbed characters and the ghoulish terrors of Edo-Period ukiyo-e, his world is anything but ordinary; cadaver-faced women linger alone, dressed in black and partially obscured with shadows and chaotic fine lines that seem to reflect an internal darkness (or madness). Elsewhere, faces cluster like hellish hydras, merging with furniture and grotesque insects in body-horror asymmetries. There is a serenity and delicate beauty that emanates from his work, however; no matter what strange or mutant state his creations exist in, they always seem to be at peace, emanating the type of courage that only comes from a long familiarity with darkness. Follow Suhwan Bak on Instagram.

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Hayley is a freelance writer and editor hailing from Montréal. Her affinity is with the written word and anything that is dark, beautiful, erotic, or strange. Follow the author @ Instagram , Twitter, and view more articles.