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Unnerving and Beautiful Illustrations by Eunjung Shin

Friday 06.28.2013 , Posted by
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Stand back and they look like absolutely beautiful scenes, but move closer and the bizarre subject matter takes hold. A gigantic octopus grabs one student from a class full of automaton-like school girls; a forest full of “playing” children are really beating each other to bits; and a girl peers into an unnervingly endless mirror. It’s the stuff dreams are made of, but far more memorable.

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These imaginative works are dreamed up by Korean artist Eunjung Shin. Her dark pen and ink style could easily be compared to the macabre works of Edward Gorey, tactfully walking the line between the whimsical and the frightening. It’s certainly the perfect combination to keep us entertained. You can see more examples of her work on Facebook or at her personal site indiVISUALplay.com.

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