Ryohei Hase's Ominous Skull Painting

black and white skull painting by Ryohei Hase

Ryohei Hase is a one of our favourite skull artists, well judging by the amount of times we have blogged about his work, here and here. This ominous skull painting reminds me of something you would see in a horror movie about love. The half man half skull beast is holding what appears to be the women he loves, perhaps just after he has killed her. Possibly a crime powered by passion?