Hiroshi Watanabe's Creepy Portraits Thrill at Zurich International Contemporary Art Fair

Hiroshi Watanabe's Creepy Portraits Thrill at Zurich International Contemporary Art Fair

There is something slightly unnerving about Hiroshi Watanabe's photography. The California-based Japanese artist delivers portraits inspired by traditional theatrical conventions—including Kabuki—that have the hazy air of some photo-secessionist work. His subjects take a mysterious, detached position, easily read as a bit creepy, and offer a unique look at actor as both character and human.

Watanabe is currently showing as part of the Zurich International Contemporary Art Fair.

[via Design Boom]

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