News: Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

At age 32, Tetsuya Ishida apparently threw himself in front of a speeding train. No huge surprise given his exceedingly twisted paintings. To us, he seems to possess a certain internet sensibility. Precisely executed, bizarre, and dark in theme. We dig him.

Please: show us some art that is even more Tetsuya than Tetsuya, and we might feature it in Wonderment.

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

Artist Kills Himself (No Big Surprise... Once You See His Paintings)

13 Comments

"No huge surprise given his exceedingly twisted paintings." That is one of the stupidest comment I have seen on this site, and I have seen some extreme stupidity around here!

It was a bit insensitive, but there's no reason to lash out so insultingly.

The title of this post is tacky. The art and artist deserve a respectful tribute.

fair enough, insensitive. these paintings seem to radiate extreme desperation.

Yes, it is incredibly obvious how he was probably feeling.

incredibly obvious how he was PROBABLLY feeling?

Ridiculously insensitive, and somewhat offensive. The art provides insight in to his depression, but seriously, "no big surprise"?

I agree with Nocturne, not a funny describtion.

But I like the art a lot.

Really amazing paintings. What a shame...

death by train doesnt seem to fit his theme

These paintings speak to me. I've lived in Tokyo for a few years. I believe he is trying to communicate the dehumanizing nature of the conformity which Japanese business and civic culture demands.

Yeah, I got the same message. It looks as though he felt that he was trapped in the cycles of daily life. Some of these pictures depict a person who look as though they'd rather hole themselves up.

That is sad. I think that even though a lot of artists are very creative, many struggle with mental health issues and depression. It's sad that someone so creative could kill themselves. Then again some of the most creative people have the darkest stories. I also agree the title of the post is not the best and insensitive.

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