Bizarre, disturbing and erotic, BODY//ANOMALIES promises a surreal experience this Halloween season at ARTBLOVK Gallery, presented for the first time by young Singaporean artists Olive and Celia.
Heavily influenced by the Ero Guro Nansensu movement (Guro for short), a Japanese art style hailing from the imperialist 1920s-30s and most commonly seen in modern times in horror themed comics by luminaries such as Shintaro Kago, Suehiro Maruo and Takato Yamamoto, this heady mix of eroticism and mutilation of the human body also represents, in a twisted fashion, liberation and empowerment of the female form through its exploration of the base nature of sexuality without the constraints of morality.
Long-time fans of the genre, Olive and Celia, themselves young illustrators graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic’s SIDM course, have relished this opportunity to share their portrayal of this rarely seen style in Singapore for the first time.
A combined gallery consisting of both traditionally painted and digital works will be available for viewing to visitors.
A special sharing session with Olive and Celia will be held on 27 October 2017 at the ARTBLOVK Gallery between 7pm and 9pm with refreshments.
Venue: ARTBLOVK Gallery, 195 Pearl’s hill Terrace, #03-05, Singapore 168976
When: 27 Oct - 12 Nov 2017,
By: ARTBLOVK Gallery