‘Space Geisha: Ruler of the Galaxy’ © 2017 Carlos Aleman (Click image to enlarge)
This painting is acrylic on canvas 24″ x 36″
The large anime eyes are covered in symbols and reflections, scanning an alien world. Her canine companion stands in the distance of landscape evocative a 1950’s movie concept of the lunar surface. The female astronaut wears a Japanese obi over her spacesuit. The pop surrealism is taken further by the fact that anime is combined with steam-punk.
(Steam-punk: a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction)