Timeless Prelude by Neon O’Clockworks

These images, created by conceptual art/illustration/photography unit Neon O’Clockworks, appeared in the Japan/Victorian issue of Yaso Magazine. (Yaso, a Japanese-only art magazine published in Tokyo, has issues with themes like “doll,” “vampire” and “Svankmajer” – more about this incredible publication, with pictures and reviews of specific issues, later this week!) The series that these images come from is called “Timeless Prelude,” subtitled “Victorian Period & Huge Head” – click here to see the entire project. The artists write that the series was inspired by the huge wigs of bygone eras, along with Japanese geisha makeup. The result is a nostalgic, Sarah Moon-esque atmosphere that dips into the 1700s and the 1900s, Kabuki stylings and German expressionism, East and West. Not to be missed on their site are some of the other projects: the Kragenedechse installation (make sure you see the room of silence and the exhibition’s window display!), the Japan Avant-Garde portraits and the Dressed/Naked book.

3 Responses to “Timeless Prelude by Neon O’Clockworks”

  1. Kahimi Says:

    Reminds me of another person that works with big hair, Charlie le Mindu: http://dianepernet.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/01/peaches.jpg

    Yaso looks great–wonder if it’s available at kinokuniya?

  2. Zoetica Says:

    I may drown in a blend of my own saliva and tears of joy. These are stunning. Just stunning. My favorites being first image, top left and second image, bottom right. Mmmm.

  3. christine Says:

    Oodles of lace + ginormous attributes + somber faces/lighting =

    Thanks for posting this. I’ll have to keep an eye out for Yaso.