Jun 27, 2014

The Art Of Hooook

Hooook, aka 오우진 (Ohwoojin) is a South Korean illustrator with a fantastic painterly style prevalent throughout his work, mixed with a moody aesthetic that emphasizes selling an atmosphere above all else. His work is filled with mythological overtones with pieces dedicated to mermaids, minotaurs and shape shifters, although none of these pieces present these concepts in a way that's familiar.

Quite opposite, there's an dark overtone to all his work- Characters faces are buried in darkness, subjects have their backs turned to the viewer, and an unnatural light seems to occupy the spaces that these creatures inhabit. Yet those choices are what make his retreading of such familiar concepts so refreshing..Simply presenting them in a different light goes a long way. Check out more of his awesome work after the break!

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