‘Totally Shironuri’ © 2015 Carlos Aleman (Click image to enlarge)
This painting is acrylic on canvas 40″ x 30″
Inspired by the Japanese makeup artist, Minori, this work reflects the Shironuri branch of Tokyo fashion, the Japanese equivalent of goth.
“In the 9th to 11th century Heian period, men from aristocrat families painted their faces to show their status. There is also a theory that due to poor lighting indoors at the time, faces were painted white to bring out their features. Shironuri is a tradition that has been done by both men and women throughout the history of Japan,” Minori tells IBTimes UK.