Young girls in dark dresses with black hair around their doll-like faces - these are the main characters of Italian illustrator who creates surreal drawings with a touch of horror.


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Virginia Mori, 36, lives and works in Pesaro and Milan, Italy. Her favorite media are pencil, ink, and ballpoint pen on paper. The artist gain following because of her unique, dark and surreal style and imagery. "I can’t say how I arrived at this style," Virginia told to stylenochaser. "It has been a long and slow journey filled with a lot of research, but everything came very naturally, in a very instinctive way. I just followed what I like to do."

Artist's illustrations often have a melancholic or the nightmarish feel to them. "I am not trying to explain anything with certainty with my art. I just want to suggest strange feelings and situations in a metaphoric way."

Below you can find some of her works. Which one is your fave?

More info: Instagram | virginiamori.com (h/t Style.No.Chaser)

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Issy 1 month ago

I love the combination between an innocent childhood game and the corpse beneath it. So haunting :)

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N G 1 month ago

Oh yeah, and never use razor wire as a skipping rope.

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earringnut 1 month ago

what's surreal about this. i'm asking as a former cat owner.

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Terror from Beyond Space 1 month ago

I don't think time will heal this wound.

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varwenea 1 month ago

This almost looks like an eyeball with a face for the iris.

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birdhouse 1 month ago

Scroll up and down really fast! Looks kinda cool.

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Moglin Sin 1 month ago

Extreme sleep paralysis is what this makes me think of. I get it sometimes and it's really a weird feeling.

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mario aghnatios 1 month ago

Kill the competition

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Mika N 1 month ago

I wonder if it means anything that all the other legs have long pants and different shoes than hers/the front legs..? If they're not all "her legs" in a sense, it feels uncomfortably vulnerable, feeling like you can't get away, no privacy, aren't allowed to control the direction of your own body. That's what I get from it anyway.

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varwenea 1 month ago

Is this condemning education that is too rigid, book-centric, and not enough creativity?

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Savant 1 month ago

give me a bed, my hooman slave

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varwenea 1 month ago

Some friends just suck your life away.

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varwenea 1 month ago

Dreams. Sometimes they are positive and floating. Sometimes they are negative that you want to hide from under the bed.

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varwenea 1 month ago

My immediate feeling is that father is with a new family, and she's the daughter from divorced family wanting father's attention. My second feeling is this is on the street; the man is a potential predator and girl's face in the window is someone seeing danger.

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Mika N 1 month ago

This makes me think of all the different "selves" we project for different people, in an attempt to hide and protect the real inner self.

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Maine Ideas 1 month ago

What does that letter under the door mean?

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Honesty Olishia 1 month ago

The oranges in the bottom left corner look a bit like something else...

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Mika N 1 month ago

Nature looks ominous and dangerous to some people (the trees are dark and like spikes), but to others you can find your space there and it's a place of peace and rest.

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Terror from Beyond Space 1 month ago

Today's lesson: Don't get ahead of yourself!

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UniversalMel 1 month ago

Some people are like glass... You can see right though them

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Anon Y. Mous 1 month ago

Happy 35th birthday (did I get that right?)!

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Diandra “Mistress Didi” Blackthorn 1 month ago

An Ariana Grande concert... Or many Louises from Bob's Burgers...

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Anon Y. Mous 1 month ago

"And this, kids, is why we don't throw paper airplanes. Any questions?"

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Anon Y. Mous 1 month ago

Ariana Grande fans watching while someone is being molested.

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Anon Y. Mous 1 month ago

Oh my god there are other heads on the ground what is life.

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Savant 1 month ago

belle can be a dick

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Anon Y. Mous 1 month ago

If you do not like Ariana Grande... She will find you... And she will kill you.

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Issy 1 month ago

When I was a kid I had a little puppet named "Flämmchen" (little flame) which slept in a matchbox :)

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Sidam Mahesh 1 month ago

Hiding(True Sad Feeling) Behind Her Hair

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Donald Holder 1 month ago

At least he found his own spot to read.

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