The world of art is a competitive place and OneQ is getting a lot of attention. It’s hard separating the chaff from the wheat, especially when there is a sea of artists vying for attentive eyes. But there is one particular artist shining brightly. The star for OneQ is rising. A virtuoso and completely self-taught, OneQ is delighting art collectors and voyeurs with a spectacular array of erotic works.
Breathtaking, to say the least, OneQ has developed a unique and multidimensional style. The futuristic synth-pop imagery is masterfully mixed with an underground flavor. Paying homage to Japan, but not going overboard with the typical East meets West concept, OneQ balances her cultural influences. Her works stem from an interest in Japanese comic book art, Bollywood theatrics, American pin-ups, Eastern European propaganda, and eerily, cartoonish Bratz Dolls.
The women in OneQ’s portraits are perhaps existential representations. A reflection of either who she is or who she aspires to be. Regardless of philosophy, the consistent theme throughout the work of OneQ is erotically charged. Female character(s) appear to have an amalgam of features. Their features are derived from the all-American girl, the delicate Japanese beauty, and the unapologetic attitude of a Suicide Girl. The one main focus, however; is the early childhood influence of Manga and comic artist Jelly Bean. The thick black lines, detailed tattoos, modern and ancient backgrounds and movement all translates into a well-balanced meal of innocent, yet wickedly illustrated eye candy.
OneQ is a perfect example of how our image-laden society, along with her early artistic influences, can cultivate an imaginative mind. Although her process may seem simple, it’s the detailed manipulation making her illustrations a standout. The accessories, positioning, and come-hither glances give each character that sultry and provocative feel. When layered with background elements, and richly saturated colors, her work then becomes a complex vignette reminiscent of edgy, vintage brothel posters.
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