Whether the world was predicted to be peaceful or full of war, this roundup of illustrations from yesterdays Japan sees people streaking through the future in fantastically styled machines. It makes you wonder how closely the futuristic drawings of today will compare to the world of tomorrow?
Emilio Valerio D’Ospino’s series of ship paintings, “Naval Fields” is strangely devoid of a human presence, leaving the fruits of their builders labor to speak for itself. The ghostly series features great seagoing vessels in various states of construction and dry dock, all in a near monocromatic grisaille with striking wide angle perspectives. The large scale oil paintings strike a eerily surreal spectre, as if there where more to the scene than first meets the eye. For more of D’Ospino’s work, including some very captivating images of factories in disrepair, see his website evdospina.com. [Read more...]