The surrealistic art of Tetsuya Ishida always makes me pleasantly disturbed. His style mixes soft tones with striking and incongruous imagery, that combines the drudgery of everyday life in Japan with his own interpretation of his place in it.
The dour if not expressionless figure in his work are actually of the artist himself. Tetsuya portrays himself throughout his work as both man and machine in what are often depressing and torturous situations.
Striking work, sadly the Tetsuya was killed when he was hit by a train; many believe it was suicide.