Fine Artists Take On Tattoos: Relm
This self-taught artists' work is equally as beautiful as it is haunting.
Relm is a New York born, Canada-living, self-taught artist who's beautiful surrealistic portraits are nothing short of spectacular.
With a background in fashion and an undeniable eye for beauty, it's no surprise that most of her subjects are stunningly beautiful and modelesque. Combine those gorgeous faces with Relm's impeccable painting techniques and twisted concepts, and BAM- some of the most gorgeous, eeriest portraits you've ever seen.
From her subjects' knowing, vacant stares to their otherworldly beauty, and their glowing skin to their variously modified bodies- Relm has mastered the art of creating both technically and visually beautiful paintings while still expressing an unnerving darkness from within each piece. Whether it's intricate hair made from human organs or black, slimy tentacles escaping from the back of a delicate mermaid- she makes sure to keep her work from being too pretty, and ensures that it is- some more subtly than others- a little bit disturbing.
Check out some of my favorite works by Relm below, and if you like what you see- you can head over to her online store to grab some pieces of your own.