Katsuyo Aoki is a Japanese artist whose latest work, Predictive Dream, consists of a series of hyper-ornate skulls made from ceramic. He uses historical backgrounds and ideas, myths and allegories to base his morbidly beautiful work on, incorporating decorative styles, patterns and symbolic forms to conjure up a variety of emotions. “The [ceramic pieces] existence in the present age makes us feel many things: adoration, some sort of romantic emotions, a sense of unfruitfulness and languor from their excessiveness and vulgarity,” argues Aoki. The artist manages to express a complex range of ideas through the attention he pays in forming the intricate decorate pieces. To view more of Katsuyo Aoki’s work, check out his work here.

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