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The Internets Darkest Artist

  • Опубліковано 14 січ 2023
  • Today we'll be talking about Yuko Tatsushima, a mysterious Japanese artist who has created some of the most disturbing artwork I have ever seen.
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    Yuko's website is called "undergroundfortress"
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  • @eduardocarranza4333
    @eduardocarranza4333 10 місяців тому +3676

    This artist needs no gore, no jumpscares, just genuinely eerie or interesting pictures.

    • @nsk1911
      @nsk1911 10 місяців тому +94

      I mean, it's not like you can put a jumpscare in a picture, lmao

    • @lav-kitty
      @lav-kitty 10 місяців тому +50

      slight gore, and using gore is okay too

    • @banji7612
      @banji7612 10 місяців тому +13

      ​@@nsk1911 an artist can also me a film maker or an animator

    • @Limelaz23
      @Limelaz23 10 місяців тому +16

      I think it counts as bodyhorror!

    • @FunniestRat
      @FunniestRat 10 місяців тому +4


  • @peculiar_peculiar
    @peculiar_peculiar Рік тому +8543

    As soon as I saw the thumbnail and title, I said to myself "...PLEASE be discussing Yuko Tatsushima and not Tomino's Hell", and thank you for doing so, this artist deserves so much recognition.

    • @SOBEKCrocodileGod
      @SOBEKCrocodileGod Рік тому +263

      Me too. I get disappointed when I see people just call the image “Tomino’s Hell”

    • @NYUNau
      @NYUNau Рік тому +4

    • @jamescorlett5272
      @jamescorlett5272 Рік тому +5

      Why didn't you ask YT to find dear Yugo ? .

    • @gabet7193
      @gabet7193 11 місяців тому +120

      The title has the word "artist" so it would be safe to assume that the video was going to be about the artist and not about the creepypasta

    • @NYUNau
      @NYUNau 11 місяців тому +4

      @@gabet7193 true

  • @rynbliss
    @rynbliss 10 місяців тому +900

    8:02 oh my god... hearing that the name of that painting is "i cannot be a bride anymore" i literally cried. its so sad and clearly about s/a with the whole idea that losing your virginity/becoming impure means you're no longer fit to marry... it gives the painting an entirely different meaning for me. plus the fact that the face is like a child but the body is clearly mature and sexual... thinking about what the story behind it must be, its just awful...

    • @IsThisUsernameAvailable
      @IsThisUsernameAvailable 10 місяців тому +123

      And how that face is kind of separated from the body, distant, I'd say. I don't want to theorize on her life, but the first thing that came to mind after hearing the title of that piece and observing that painting was SA during childhood/adolescence. It's one body but like you said, her face seems to be one of a kid, growing distant of that adult body. It's eerie, yet beautiful in its own way

  • @SOBEKCrocodileGod
    @SOBEKCrocodileGod Рік тому +4238

    Tatsushima is so talented and her work is so raw. Its depiction of abuse and mental illness reminds me of Korn’s early work (especially their first two albums and Issues) with how primal, honest, and willing to get straightup ugly it is. It also reminds me of some of the themes presented in Silent Hill 2 and 3.

    • @Ostrava_Of_Boletaria
      @Ostrava_Of_Boletaria 10 місяців тому +9

      And 4

    • @llemonpup
      @llemonpup 10 місяців тому +42

      I love the parallel to korn. You’re so right

    • @Bodhi246
      @Bodhi246 10 місяців тому +6

      ​@@llemonpup Who is Korn?? If I may ask..

    • @llemonpup
      @llemonpup 10 місяців тому +54

      @@Bodhi246 it’s a nu metal band. Their lyrics and sound are dark and even grotesque and like sobek said, they tackle issues of abuse and mental illness. If you’re intrigued by Tatsushima’s work, you might dig them too. Really worth checking out

    • @DustinSmith796
      @DustinSmith796 10 місяців тому +16

      Bro KoRn is my favorite band

  • @_foxpuppet
    @_foxpuppet Рік тому +3177

    I definitely picked up the SA overtones from the imagery. And the title "I Can No Longer Be a Bride" pretty much confirms it. I don't know if there's a saying or such, but I've seen that general sentiment expressed by characters in Japanese media after they've been "compromised" sexually. The idea that they've been "tainted" or "ruined" and that no one will want to marry them. The imagery absolutely speaks for itself, but if you need words to confirm, those ones absolutely do.
    (Edit to specify Japanese media)

    • @whatisthis1958
      @whatisthis1958 Рік тому +241

      That's why I relate so much to so many of these images. I used to think I was completely broken. I suffered COCSA and became terrified of sex, becoming severely sexually repressed. I was so scared my partner would leave me because I couldn't meet his needs. When I did start trying to have sex, I would suffer dissociation and vaginismus. I am so fortunate my partner is so loving and completely understands. He stuck with me through my recovery, and now we have a much more normal relationship. But even now I am still terrified my partner will leave me, even if I am so much more recovered than I was 2 years ago. In January I experienced something treading the line between sexual harassment and sexual assault. It was non consensual touching, I said no and he continued regardless, but it was only for a few seconds or so, and only light touches and not full on groping, so idk if that would still be assault or harassment. Either way, it ended up triggering my past memories of abuse, and I ended up having a breakdown, sobbing while my partner tried to comfort me. My fear was that I would fall back into being "broken", unlovable and that he'd hate me. I was terrified he'd leave me and that he wouldn't want to go through what we went through together again. Fortunately, while my mental health was impacted by what happened, I have good coping skills and am not "broken" like I was scared I'd become. But it just goes to show how badly even "light" SA or harassment can do to someone. It makes people feel so guilty, like they're gross and disgusting, unworthy of love, etc. Even now I just feel so unstable, like I'm going insane. It's why I've always related to Yuko Tatsushimas work. Sorry this was a bit of a rant.

    • @_foxpuppet
      @_foxpuppet Рік тому +108

      @whatisthis1958 I'm so sorry that happened to you. You're incredibly strong to have gotten through all of it and so brave to let yourself be vulnerable with your partner and even here in this comment. I know I'm just some pixels on a screen representing a stranger somewhere far away, but I am so so so proud of you. I believe in your strength and courage, and I know that you will be able to get through any challenges you face, just like you already have.

    • @leafyishereisdumbnameakath4259
      @leafyishereisdumbnameakath4259 10 місяців тому +27

      ​@what is this I am so sorry. So incredibly sorry.

    • @leafyishereisdumbnameakath4259
      @leafyishereisdumbnameakath4259 10 місяців тому +1

      ​@what is this I am here if you want to talk. Socials are in my bio linked. Im gonna be busy for a whilw til june but.. I can understand how you feel. But you are worth it. I've never had a single partner. A partner's value for you or your sexual value doesn't define you. If you want to have sex then I'm not sure how much work it'll be. Or what you can do. If you don't then fine. Find someone who is asexual. Hopefully your current bf is like that. Think about it like this: I will die alone and that's not the worst thing ever. Friends are as important as a bf. Your value is determined by neither though. I don't know how I can make you feel ...whole. But I have neither friends nor anyone who's ever been attracted to me or liked me. I'm a guy though. My point is don't rely on him to make you feel worth it. You are! You are amazing and I'd love to get to know you as would people in real life. It's hard to make friends but you are worth marrying

    • @no_peace
      @no_peace 10 місяців тому +23

      It can also mean that you can no longer be around men and want nothing to do with them

  • @reganv.8309
    @reganv.8309 10 місяців тому +835

    Her work definitely portraits abused women and how they feel inside during and after the trauma. Now I understand why is so scary. Imagine painting the feeling to kill yourself because someone r*ped you. How you feel disgusted in your own body, the colors she use can be interpreted as sensations, it would explain why they look so nauseous. Not all of her work is about AS, I know that. But the example I gave can be applied to any topic in her artwork. It's amazing.

    • @Ravenz91
      @Ravenz91 10 місяців тому +21

      I wish I could’ve painted or drawn my emotions. Probably would’ve saved me from engaging in self-harm for 9 years on & off after

    • @user-ol7bt4wp1j
      @user-ol7bt4wp1j 10 місяців тому +5

      Yukos art feels like a manifestation of Malice and Hatred and looks like it has burnt itself (literally) into her art.
      It honestly reminds me of some old depictions of Naraka (Buddhist Hell.) and the Malice from Zelda BotW

    • @theworldofthestrangethings7599
      @theworldofthestrangethings7599 9 місяців тому +1

      What does AS ?

    • @Rigby11
      @Rigby11 9 місяців тому +2

      @@theworldofthestrangethings7599 SA ( s*xual assault )

    • @meowcat5596
      @meowcat5596 9 місяців тому +10

      Just say "abused people" instead of "abused women". No need to gender a crime that can happen to anyone. In my country, the majority of child sexual abuse victims were reported to be male from a national study on child abuse. There was a large percentage of severe cases where the victims were anally raped or had objects inserted in their rectums. The majority of these cases had a male victim, too. I believe we should support all victims of rape and sexual abuse, regardless of gender.

  • @MaxTheKiller666
    @MaxTheKiller666 10 місяців тому +340

    Her artystle is so gritty and like aggressive looking, it really goes well with the themes she portrays

    • @xxLonniexx
      @xxLonniexx 10 місяців тому +5

      the grittiness is really effective to create atmosphere

    • @juanvazquez5836
      @juanvazquez5836 9 місяців тому +3

      I feel like the japanese tend to be more gritty and crude in their art than other cultures, the paintings remind me a lot of silent hill games and other japanese horror media related to visual art and such, it's like they just don't hold back when they have to make something off-putting and scary

    • @quantumhawk806
      @quantumhawk806 8 місяців тому +1

      It reminds me of the artstyle of Junji Ito. Hers is obviously different and not necessarily better, but more expressive and to me more fear provoking. However what Junji Ito does is a different type of media anyway so its useless comparing them. Her artstyle just reminds me of his.

  • @shewantsrevenge5449
    @shewantsrevenge5449 10 місяців тому +602

    7:22 this one messed me up further i looked into it, the cuts all along their arm, chest, face, and thigh are of either scratch marks, or razor cuts
    the reason why this one made me so messed up was because i could genuinely feel what she felt in that image. the almost relieved stance she sits in, despite her face being so grimaced feels like the post-self harm relief you get. your whole body stings but you cant help but feel relieved. the pain going from mental to physical as a way to cope is just
    holy shit im genuinely too speechless for this

    • @Gru..-
      @Gru..- 10 місяців тому

      You felt she pain?
      Who cutted your arm? Want me call an ambulance or a police? 😂

    • @shewantsrevenge5449
      @shewantsrevenge5449 10 місяців тому +24

      well no, i mean i understand the pain she felt in the image
      im someone whose dealt with self harm in the past and just felt a strong connection to the painting as ive dealt with similar problems as she has

    • @Gru..-
      @Gru..- 10 місяців тому +8

      @@shewantsrevenge5449 glad that you are ok and taking care of yourself now, if you are happy and ok thats all that matters

    • @shewantsrevenge5449
      @shewantsrevenge5449 10 місяців тому +7

      @@Gru..- thank you :) its definitely harder this year [ive slipped up a couple times], but i appreciate your concern, same goes to you friend

    • @Gru..-
      @Gru..- 10 місяців тому +2

      @@shewantsrevenge5449 thanks you but im okay. You deserve much better and always keep light bro, stay cool

  • @bubba1937
    @bubba1937 11 місяців тому +791

    Man I generally wish tatsushima had a presence online so we could see what she’s working on but I gotta respect the fact that she doesn’t have one honestly pretty envious of her for that. With that being said her artwork is just amazing you feel the pain and struggle she is going through with her art it’s incredible. I wonder if she aware of the creepy pasta and how her artwork has terrified tons of us in the west 😂
    Would love to hear what her reaction would be.

    • @weepingwill0w0
      @weepingwill0w0 9 місяців тому +2

      she’s active on twitter!

    • @isajoke626
      @isajoke626 9 місяців тому +2

      @@weepingwill0w0 what’s her Twitter?

    • @peachvelvetsky
      @peachvelvetsky 8 місяців тому

      @@aughhhhh8304 oh wow, this is good to kno. i was wondering and hoping she was still alive 😩 im glad she is and hope shes doing well

    • @kiiokotoriikitscrazyhesony8242
      @kiiokotoriikitscrazyhesony8242 7 місяців тому +5

      she's pretty active on twitter, and she's gone on record to say she despises that her work has been reduced down to just a picture from a creepypasta. she also doesn't like her work being posted online [like in downloadable png form] by other people even with credit, but that could've been lost in translation

  • @peachesncharlotte
    @peachesncharlotte 10 місяців тому +183

    7:41 I'd actually compare the figure in the painting to a ball-jointed doll rather than a stiched together puppet (due to the balls where the shoulder and wrist joints are). It still evokes the sense of lack of autonomy but feels less graphic in a way

    • @hamichan666
      @hamichan666 9 місяців тому +1

      yep, I thought the same!

    • @sebp9882
      @sebp9882 8 місяців тому

      Yeah. Idk why BJD's are such a foreign concept in the west nowadays. It's clearly a BJD. Tatsushima is known to associate with BJD artists (I'm not talking about those commercialized cast dolls, but dolls by proper artists). She also tried making dolls herself, although I'm not too much of a fan of her doll creations. There are other AMAZING female BJD artists in Japan.

  • @drphiI
    @drphiI Рік тому +5011

    The feeling of utter feminine _rage_ in Tatsushima's pieces is palpable. Through titles, the aggressive, harsh painting style. it's an absolute shame such fantastic artwork has been boiled down to a corny internet story.
    EDIT: dont open the replies

    • @febrieze
      @febrieze 11 місяців тому +357

      looking past the uncanny valley vibes and deeper into the art itself is so.... heartbreaking and empowering, past the surface level, it really hits something else i couldn't explain. it wasnt until he said she was diagnosed with borderline that i felt i could connect a lot more because my own artwork has started speaking out my own traumas and has gotten a lot darker recently as i work through it, and seeing that im not alone in that was so validating yet at the same time... its just a hell of an illness to have and i hate hearing others have it too cause it really is like it's own personal prison :(

    • @ListenToStatic
      @ListenToStatic 10 місяців тому +385

      I realize that it might have been going a bit fast for you, but do you know what “SA” usually stands for in this context?
      It wasn’t the man she wanted, we can tell you that much.

    • @the-postal-dude
      @the-postal-dude 10 місяців тому

      @jeff speak bitch what

    • @marianasobrenome3316
      @marianasobrenome3316 10 місяців тому +4

      @@jeffspeak8247 ¿

    • @TheMarlz2
      @TheMarlz2 10 місяців тому +115

      “feminine rage” is such a weak word to describe this artwork considering female rage consists of screaming, slapping and clawing

  • @sea-abyssal
    @sea-abyssal Рік тому +490

    I used to feel uneasiness and fear when I'd see the painting because I had no context.
    Now knowing the context, I feel emotional/sadness. Trauma and mental illness are both things that be hard to overcome and you sometimes feel the need to pretend nothing is wrong. I know the feeling to well (I've had trauma before, not SA thankfully and I hope to god I never will). Now hearing Yuko was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and she was diagnosed after a very upsetting event, I can relate even more so. I have Bipolar II and only had got the diagnosis in recent years and I was diagnosed years ago with OCD after my grandfather's health was declining.
    Overall, Yuko's work is very powerful for me.

  • @TheRightOpinion987
    @TheRightOpinion987 10 місяців тому +127

    Great video! One correction, in 9:35 it actually states “borderline personality disorder” which is vastly different from bipolar. The disorder can actually be seen pretty clearly in her paintings, especially in “white prison” with the feeling of dissociation and the SH wounds being depicted

  • @gabeisawesome879
    @gabeisawesome879 10 місяців тому +204

    Holy shit. This is literally the kind of artist I've been dreaming of becoming. The exact nature of the horror and despair is different but the sheer clarity of emotional communication through only imagery is god-tier and something i aspire towards. I was going to compare her work to Junji Ito's ...but honestly, for me, her work even blows Ito's illustrations out of the water in terms of the visual communication of complex negative feelings and horror. I think I may have legitimately found my new favorite artist.
    (I haven't posted anything yet so this is not a self promo btw. This account isn't even connected to my others in any way)

    • @4n0mie
      @4n0mie 10 місяців тому +2

      you really articulated how I feel about her work too!

    • @decomposingdave2902
      @decomposingdave2902 10 місяців тому +3

      Damn straight her art work is horrific and disturbing the amount of patience hard work and time she has to be able to create these is incredible imagine if she made five nights at freddys themed art with the same horrific gothic style she has it would probably never happen but it would be cool if she did

    • @cc1093
      @cc1093 7 місяців тому

      Well then.. show us something would you kindly?😊

  • @zevrxn
    @zevrxn Рік тому +146

    i really like this but please, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are not the same thing. please don't confuse them.

  • @R10P10
    @R10P10 Рік тому +277

    It makes me feel so uncomfortable and scared that to me is perfect art

    • @R10P10
      @R10P10 Рік тому +17

      As a 24 year old man it’s hard to feel scared or intimidated but the artist does it perfect

    • @spycenrice8108
      @spycenrice8108 10 місяців тому +11

      That’s how you tell an artist is talented. Even if the rules of proportions, perspective, etc. are being broken, you feel something. I hope to be able to put my feelings on a canvas and FORCE people to empathize rather than ask. Some of my older art had the anger of,”You will feel what I feel, but I won’t do what you did” and that’s honestly liberating when someone looks at it and tells you how it makes them feel. (Edit was corrections)

  • @kristine_riddle00
    @kristine_riddle00 9 місяців тому +35

    Tatsushima is literally a great artist tbh.
    Edit: as a S.A survivor the "i can no longer be a bride" made me cry

  • @scoopishere7881
    @scoopishere7881 Рік тому +353

    Genuinely one of my favorite paintings ever. The texture is amazing and the expression is perfectly ambiguous. The rest of the body is also very interesting with the neck and such. The use of color is very striking and perfectly executed. She is one of the coolest artists I’ve ever seen, she is incredibly talented and her work is so striking and wonderfully horrific. Her expressions are amazing, the texture is awesome and the colors are perfect.

  • @moonriseillusion
    @moonriseillusion Рік тому +144

    Makes me feel nostalgia, as I was introduced to this painting and the poem by my best friend who passed by suicide. I love you, Pedro. 🖤

  • @lesliemartin3
    @lesliemartin3 Рік тому +125

    This painting is one of my favorites. She (the artist) is incredibly gifted. The darkness in most of her works are one of the reasons I sought out her prints. Yuko is lovely too.

  • @brandonpayne4887
    @brandonpayne4887 Рік тому +176

    I love her art She's a very talented yet troubled artist.

    • @xxLonniexx
      @xxLonniexx 10 місяців тому +16

      some of the most talented artists are troubled, the talents are usually come with a "price", sadly

  • @unrealisticdiversity6427
    @unrealisticdiversity6427 10 місяців тому +71

    she has a twitter! forgot her name tho
    i love her paintings so much, theyre so pretty, it looks so pleasing, it almost looks like she scraped paper with some kind of color and made it into art

    • @weezarddd__
      @weezarddd__ 10 місяців тому +6

      have you followed her on there ? or liked any paintings ? maybe that way you can find her username !

    • @weezarddd__
      @weezarddd__ 10 місяців тому +5

      but ofc, its best to ask for her permission first

    • @EvilRobotSteve
      @EvilRobotSteve 8 місяців тому +4

      She has recently had 100s of new followers and it seems this has really upset her and made her stressed. By all means look at her paintings on twitter, but please do not follow or interact with her.

  • @KandyKoatedCreature
    @KandyKoatedCreature Рік тому +76

    Seeing the final product is fascinating enough but I wanna see her actually paint these in real time, I'm kinda curious of her painting process...

  • @nightpandas7178
    @nightpandas7178 9 місяців тому +18

    Her paintings have a disturbed, depraved, demonic, evil element to them, and a hollow broken feeling which is exactly what people with borderline personality disorder describe. The devastation of grief makes a lot of sense too. It's maybe 1 in a million that can translate the feelings of mental illness and trauma so completely into artistic form

  • @flinchfu
    @flinchfu Рік тому +55

    It's the scribbly features that make the expression ambiguous. One moment it looks happy and amused, the next, horrified. If you apply your imagination, you can even make the happy face sink into horror. You can toggle or transition the expressions.

  • @BongfullyAccused
    @BongfullyAccused 10 місяців тому +25

    Omgosh! Ty for covering her! She is one of my favorite artists of all time and I am so happy to see someone cover her story. Thank You!

  • @osenator
    @osenator Рік тому +1367

    Talented woman, loves horror obviously. Using various mediums to create is not easy. She is probably somewhat Goth in nature. As a "artist" and a huge horror lover myself, would be cool to meet her in person, I presume. Also, doing HORROR on paper is not easy, as everyone as a different ideal of what scares them.
    Bravo to her into succeeding in managing to have people around the world taking about it on the internet.
    I myself was happy when people were able to recognize my work from various website that had zero connections.

    • @nachgeben
      @nachgeben Рік тому +72

      Probably, but the common theme indicates she's expressing pain. If she didn't have the repetitious theme if abuse against women, I wouldn't be so disrespectful as to be like 'lawl clearly a goth'.

    • @osenator
      @osenator Рік тому +11

      @@nachgeben I didn't mean zero disrespect saying she might be goth, realise, many goth are people in pain, why they are more embracing the dark side of life. I do see also lots of influences from older horror manga creators too.

    • @GirtheAlienGoldfish
      @GirtheAlienGoldfish Рік тому +91

      @@osenator Embracing pain doesn't make you a goth. Neither does trauma. That's an entirely different thing. Her art expresses personal trauma as well as empathy towards the abused and imagery of what it's like to suffer from a mental illness (in Japan, where mental illness is looked down on or ignored).

    • @SOBEKCrocodileGod
      @SOBEKCrocodileGod Рік тому +20

      @@GirtheAlienGoldfish of course, I think they’re just saying her art incorporates goth aesthetics to express said pain

    • @orphic.7923
      @orphic.7923 Рік тому

      @@SOBEKCrocodileGod Stop trying. These idiots don't think.

  • @nenasadie
    @nenasadie 10 місяців тому +51

    I see the effects of abuse and the resultant hatred and anger in these images, mixed with the juxtaposition of what it means to be a woman. I mean.. dolls heads, made into images of suffering and death? The artwork of the woman amid the flowers and the pretty things, while her arms are jointed in such a way and her eyes are rolling back so that she almost appears as meat in the middle of all this. And all the time, those wide open eyes, in almost every one. And the creepy smiling/masking. Of all the contradictory rules we have, the ultimate one: be a pretty thing... and be meat. That's what it all says to me anyway. Whether that's what the artist intended, I don't know.

  • @colorfulbasement51
    @colorfulbasement51 10 місяців тому +63

    I love how it’s not even gore yet it’s so scary

  • @lukarikid9001
    @lukarikid9001 10 місяців тому +38

    The art is really really sad, the imagery gives the feeling that something beautiful is suffering 😢

  • @N3k0Y0m1
    @N3k0Y0m1 10 місяців тому +65

    Honestly has a mentally ill person who isn't having it well in life, Yuko's pieces have help a little, it makes me feel less alone or feels like the pieces are describing how I feel at the moment, even if some of them have a different meaning or look creepy these pieces can help other people suffering in some way,
    Thank you for your hard work Yuko, it will always be appreciated by many.

    • @LuckyCharms23
      @LuckyCharms23 9 місяців тому +3

      Hope it gets better for you😞

  • @squishtrovert
    @squishtrovert 8 місяців тому +6

    i absolutely love how you appreciated the artist's ability to evoke such terrifying feelings as a testament to her creativity, i think when people insist it must be cursed or something it kind of takes the focus away from all the thought and effort that went into the art. massive kudos for that

  • @snowqueen_8958
    @snowqueen_8958 Рік тому +21

    It's very chaotic and looks that that the artist is dealing with issues
    And can't say how they feel

    • @deburke321
      @deburke321  Рік тому +3

      That was a pretty spot on prediction actually!

  • @BebeBooch
    @BebeBooch 10 місяців тому +9

    This is genuinely amazing, I'm so glad you covered this. I've seen her artwork throughout the years and was always curious about the meaning behind it all, glad I stumbled on to this!

  • @chellys.catbox
    @chellys.catbox 10 місяців тому +39

    i originally felt terrified of these pieces but now i think that yuko's art is actually rad and deserves more recognition than just the i cannot be a bride drawing

  • @ileana_Loizou
    @ileana_Loizou Рік тому +64

    This artist is truly a genius and her art is sooo good no like sooooo god damn good
    paintings that make me feel things really intense are so rare so to have someone like her and something like her paintings is sooo important

  • @MessedUpBrainspike
    @MessedUpBrainspike 10 місяців тому +11

    Considering all the levels of messed up stuff I've seen (as well as the probably even more messed up stuff I HAVEN'T seen (yet, at least)) on the internet, the title of the video for sure caught my eye. They must've done something TRULY interesting to have been awarded the "Internet's Darkest Artist" out of the countless weirdos that must exist out there.

    • @TheAleG
      @TheAleG 10 місяців тому +2

      In few world: childhood scare trauma
      its because the creepypasta , back then, kids believed in almost everything, until someone made an transformice creepypasta

    • @katerinanova4738
      @katerinanova4738 10 місяців тому +4

      I think she earned that title because there's actual meaning behind her work. Many people who dive into things like gore and horror create artwork like a pizza cutter... all edge and no point. Her art has meaning and it hits the viewer right in the face. There's no denying the sheer agony she's experienced

  • @vertexv2088
    @vertexv2088 10 місяців тому +28

    to be honest, i really do want to know yukos story, these is so much hinting about rape, mental health, self harm, and the horror element stitched together. in all of her work she’s seemed to master the horror of expression, but most of all anger. absolutely incredible

  • @throughchasm6270
    @throughchasm6270 10 місяців тому +8

    Very inspirational!
    Most of my art is off-looking, although, I never push it to gory or fully disturbing, just keep it at "Something is wrong".
    Always nice to see the works of other artist that create weird works!

  • @robotface74
    @robotface74 Рік тому +24

    Your channel is amazing. I’ve enjoyed every video I’ve watched from you. Yuko is an incredible artist with terrifying work. I would have never have known about this if I wasn’t subbed to your channel

  • @hectormontes7056
    @hectormontes7056 8 місяців тому +10

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but none of this artwork is scary or unnerving, it’s just very interesting and cool. The amount of meaning she fits into each piece without actually being very explicit or disgusting is really well done.

  • @bruhfunny5290
    @bruhfunny5290 Рік тому +12

    This picture is so fucking terrifying especially when you pair it up with tomino's hell creepypasta, when I was younger I used to have nightmares over this picture and believed that this lady would grab me in the middle of the night even if i thought of her. I must say knowing that it's just vent art relieved me, but tis picture still makes me cry and stomach hurt when I look at it, but I feel so sorry for the artist.

  • @smithclancy95
    @smithclancy95 11 місяців тому +48

    A clear indication of this artist creating masterpieces, is that the artworks can create a deep feeling of sorrow within the viewer, and like any true masterpiece, it manifests itself into a new piece of that viewer's personality and emotions

  • @NekohaSnak
    @NekohaSnak 11 місяців тому +9

    I can see the Tomino's hell when ever i close my eye, guess im having a nightmare tonight

  • @eta....
    @eta.... Рік тому +12

    Wow I've got to say these are beautiful.
    I feel really drawn to the one with the numbers on the back of the hand.
    It's truly gorgeous, the face feels so warm yet so painful.

  • @cynxmanga
    @cynxmanga 10 місяців тому +35

    I love this way of painting, these details 😍 it almost looks like if something / someone had to be literally murdered and massacred on the canvas.
    Now imagine AI topping smth like this. Absurd.

    • @xxLonniexx
      @xxLonniexx 10 місяців тому +12

      AI is lame, real human work is where it's at

  • @laniakeas92
    @laniakeas92 10 місяців тому +9

    What a fantastic artist.
    One of my favorite creators ❤
    Thank you for talking about her.

  • @error-try-again-later
    @error-try-again-later 10 місяців тому +12

    Art with this subject matter is never good for my mental health, but her ability to capture a mood of overwhelming noise, disgust and dread is amazing.

  • @Mimi_Is_Your_Epic_Broskie
    @Mimi_Is_Your_Epic_Broskie 10 місяців тому +143

    Her paintings aren’t cursed just cause they look creepy. That’s just the style she likes and how she feels. Everyone is different.

  • @spamtong.spamton9354
    @spamtong.spamton9354 10 місяців тому +9

    Yep, I should've not clicked, I forget this video had to deal with eye imagery... This stuff is honestly chilling, and not just bc of my Scopophobia, but bc of how these drawings are... The first image keeps me from continuing, but it just looks WRONG. The way its so scribbled frantically, the way the eyes will just tear into you. It gives me a feeling of just.. pure dread..

  • @le96g
    @le96g 10 місяців тому +66

    I need a detailed antropologic and sociologic study on why Japan is so full of grotesque artists.

    • @thezambambo2184
      @thezambambo2184 10 місяців тому +28

      To be fair, Japan was completely isolated for a good chunk of history

    • @armandperez711
      @armandperez711 10 місяців тому +23

      this is just my opinion but ive always thought that it could be partially chalked up to the unavoidable familiarity with death and suffering after the events of WWII. not enough people acknowledge how insanely barbaric and cataclysmic the bombings were. i’m sure the pain created by something so devastating resonated throughout the country, and continues to show its scars

    • @sweetpea7490
      @sweetpea7490 10 місяців тому +16

      ​@@armandperez711 I think it goes even before the bombings. Nanking and unit 731

    • @n.santangelo
      @n.santangelo 9 місяців тому +7

      I think their very restrictive government also plays a role on it. I remember ero guro nansensu was a response to their government

    • @natalie_the_ratalie
      @natalie_the_ratalie 9 місяців тому +11

      i think it’s a mix of culture and isolationism, shared history and generational trauma (i.e. the atomic bomb), and government actions (like how tentacle porn basically exists because of govt censors). combine these with individuals with their own stories and motivations, and i think you have your answer there.

  • @Dontcareidc
    @Dontcareidc 8 місяців тому +7

    All the tiktok girls bout to go crazy when they discover this

  • @sillysepia
    @sillysepia 10 місяців тому +4

    absolutely fascinating. she deserves more recognition.
    edit:if anyone has any news on her newer work, I would love to be updated :]

  • @rlaznzn
    @rlaznzn 10 місяців тому +6

    These artwork first terrified me but now the style and expressions feel completely different

  • @rottingwoods
    @rottingwoods 10 місяців тому +4

    i always liked the painting that was linked to tomino's hell but i didn't know the name of the artist behind it until now, her work is genuinely so haunting and beautiful and she deserves so much more recognition honestly.

  • @toponebiggestlosers
    @toponebiggestlosers 10 місяців тому +5

    Oh my god I LOVE Yuko Tatsushimas works so much, I take a lot of inspiration from them. The feeling they give me is so chilling and I love it. Definitely one of my favorite artists, if not my favorite

  • @Wnick1996
    @Wnick1996 Рік тому +6

    Whenever I saw this image, I would immediately close it. I felt that looking at it too long would curse me

  • @intothedepthscoco
    @intothedepthscoco 10 місяців тому +4

    Thanks for this.
    I think the one that you mentioned where the woman looked 'stitched together' has the body of a ball jointed doll, exaggerated. The type of doll that the Popovy Sisters make, where all the joints use a ball in socket to move any direction.

  • @chimichild
    @chimichild 10 місяців тому +5

    our of all the horror/angst artists out there yuko is honestly my favourite
    her art is so eerie and I love the scratchy effects added to it, it has deep meaning within
    I respect her so much as having a neutral profile in reality

  • @partysquidy
    @partysquidy 10 місяців тому +7

    i absolutely LOVE tatsushimas work !!!! her art is gorgeous and very emotional , shes so just extremely talented :D

  • @leavemealone802
    @leavemealone802 10 місяців тому +6

    I became a fan of this artist so fast!
    This is all so beautifully disturbed!
    I love creepy art. Is so good

    @SN4CKBUGZ 10 місяців тому +8

    I swear to god- I was literally about to go to bed 😭😭

    • @pinkieishere
      @pinkieishere 10 місяців тому

      Did you get nightmares?

  • @trythis2006
    @trythis2006 10 місяців тому +11

    i would love a manga from her, very unique style

  • @midnightnightmare_666
    @midnightnightmare_666 10 місяців тому +4

    I love Yuko's artworks. Sometimes i feel like i can't put all the feelings i want in some artworks, and i can't really show these feelings very well. But Yuko does that extremely well. Perfectly. Just by giving a fast look at her paintings and puppets i can already feel the emotion. The pain. The stress and the agony. I love that. Some day, i would like to be that expressive.

  • @bandotti
    @bandotti 10 місяців тому +1

    I absolutely love your content. You're my fave youtuber by far and your stuff is right up my alley.

  • @Lunar_Spell
    @Lunar_Spell 10 місяців тому +10

    Every time I see her work I think about this thing someone pointed out- most men seem to instinctually take away a feeling of fear or dread looking at these paintings. Most women seem to take away sadness.

    • @Jumpscare_Da_Piggy
      @Jumpscare_Da_Piggy 10 місяців тому +1

      No. Most people would just say it's garbage. Which is true. It's pretentious bs that doesn't actually mean anything.

    • @Lunar_Spell
      @Lunar_Spell 10 місяців тому +28

      @Veronica Caramel Are you okay? I'm sorry you feel the need to go out of your way to insult someone's artistic expression of their trauma. It's not everyone's taste, sure, but I know plenty of people who identify with and adore this artwork.
      Either way, I hope your day gets better.

    • @Jumpscare_Da_Piggy
      @Jumpscare_Da_Piggy 10 місяців тому +1

      @@Lunar_Spell ofc I'm okay. Rape is good. It made me learn how to love myself

    • @orbsytheumbreon
      @orbsytheumbreon 9 місяців тому

      @@Jumpscare_Da_Piggy Imagine being so pressed about someone’s art that you had to make an alt to talk shit 💀

    • @orbsytheumbreon
      @orbsytheumbreon 9 місяців тому +2

      As a male I would say that the feeling I felt was probably more close to sadness, at first some of the pictures were really gorey looking but as you look more you start to realize’s it’s just the color scheme.

  • @rawqrzz
    @rawqrzz 10 місяців тому +4

    i remember watching a video about her arts and i really loved it but for some reason ive lost that video thank god i saw another video of her arts cause it is super beautiful wnd it expresses alot of emotions

  • @IdvVTuber
    @IdvVTuber 10 місяців тому +3

    The art is horrifying and yet there is a sadness in them...

  • @Kageoni187
    @Kageoni187 10 місяців тому +88

    Yuko’s work reminds me of Junji Ito’s work. Very talented woman.

    • @ChiDestiny
      @ChiDestiny 10 місяців тому +21

      Other than both being horror, I don’t see the resemblance

    • @boozebiskwhiskey7422
      @boozebiskwhiskey7422 10 місяців тому +9

      Imo, Tatsushima's work is more dreadful and eerie.

    • @IlDottoreWatches
      @IlDottoreWatches 10 місяців тому +19

      @@boozebiskwhiskey7422 That may be because she depict real life issue of abuse thru her paintings, a think that unfortunately still happen to someone even as we speak now, unlike the dreadful feeling that Itto Junji brings which is mainly disturbing but you are well aware it won't hapoen irl.

    • @anette8260
      @anette8260 10 місяців тому +11

      Their only semblance is the fact their both horror, both are terrifying in their own way 😭

    • @MagicalShiBirb
      @MagicalShiBirb 10 місяців тому +3

      I just don't agree, one feels more like horror for the sake of horror, the other is clearly trying to send a message.

  • @elfiefromangelcity6142
    @elfiefromangelcity6142 10 місяців тому +24

    Definitely picked up on the theme before the explanation. As a woman, and an artist, I can feel the art, and it's sad. This is someone raging against expectations. In particular, it's expectations put on her as a woman. There's probably a lot more symbolism that could be researched such as the lotus, and choice of flames and roses. But the fact they're all women, and the art is so aggressive, and "ugly," which isn't "feminine" speaks enough universally. The subjects all look as though they've been victimized as well, and are broken or lifeless.

  • @sup3rrr
    @sup3rrr Рік тому +21

    The full painting is cool as fuck and would love to have it in my house

    • @dualityofem
      @dualityofem 10 місяців тому +3

      the painting is indeed cool as fuck but i think if i had it hanging in my home i would shit myself every time i got up to get a drink of water and passed by it

  • @artistryanxiety6132
    @artistryanxiety6132 10 місяців тому

    This doll looks so nice! I adore the way you did her hair! Also, I think that redesigning the clothes is a good idea. I feel that the original clothes don't fit very well (for some) with you style of face ups. As long as its within your means.

  • @BongfullyAccused
    @BongfullyAccused 10 місяців тому +8

    A few of the paintings give me the vibes of a woman who's suffering from both domestic and sexual violence possibly caused by some sort of betrayal , desertion, and definitely of mental illness. As a woman myself they definitely make me feel a certain way. I have to wonder if those weren't depicting scenes from her own life considering the fact that many great artists have those periods throughout their careers where their current life struggles can bleed through and become depicted within their work. But the images just seem so raw, filled with contempt, rage, and some serious depression which is pretty obvious when you consider the amount of reds and blacks that are used as well as her sharp and jagged brush strokes. They give me a feel of despair and anxiety. To me they almost seem like a vicarious peek into the anguished soul/life of a damaged and disgraced female. 🧐🙄🤔

  • @i_post_aesthetic_bitches
    @i_post_aesthetic_bitches Рік тому +7

    Kinda symbolic painting.I guess what you feel depends upon ones mentality. I felt quite relaxed tbh, i guess i always tried to find reason on anything i saw and this painting gave me vibe of sadness and sorrow and the numbness bought by it, the smile is not creepy but forced for her eyes seem numb while her face still trying to smile. She probably witness or experienced something horrific, the trauma caused by it made her to force a smile to feel positive but she cant feel it.

  • @syntheticsynapses
    @syntheticsynapses Рік тому +70

    You said she has Bipolar Disorder but the bio says she is Borderline, I dunno if this can be corrected in the video but still; she is Borderline.

  • @ccrrupted
    @ccrrupted 10 місяців тому +2

    as an artist I love the factor of horror in a mix of paintings and art in general. Really gets people to look at the details of the painting making them more scared or interested. Great fucking Art!!!

  • @El_Pimpin_Shizz
    @El_Pimpin_Shizz Рік тому +11

    This is one of my favorite kind of documentary video essay channels just wish he uploaded more

  • @psychedlicsouljam1995
    @psychedlicsouljam1995 Рік тому +11

    i have been a fan of her for years.. i show everyone i can about her

  • @Dweamtea
    @Dweamtea 10 місяців тому +6

    I've actually been infatuated with this artist for a couple years now and I'm happy to see a resurgence of her art but I want to answer the question at the of what does this painting make you feel I feel comfortable I feel hopeful I don't know why are painting such as that makes me feel that but I just hope this comment boosts this video more so more people find this a lovely artist she makes beautifully disturbing art
    I recently actually showed one of my teachers her website so it's kind of weird that I came across this video now

  • @FedericBan-tz9cq
    @FedericBan-tz9cq 9 місяців тому

    What gets me the most is the visceral and gritty use of colours that perfectly encapsulates the dark themes she wants to explore without even fully knowing the context behind the paintings.
    I also suggest to see her other works too, the ones that may differ from her trademark horror aspects, they're really good!

  • @kittyasleep
    @kittyasleep 10 місяців тому +6

    she should have a museum

  • @casscat7
    @casscat7 10 місяців тому

    i really like these pictures, this artist is so incredibly talented and makes really interestung dark artwork. i love dark and creepy drawings and lore, and it's absolutely fascinating to me learning about this artist and her works. they are so cool

  • @robertcreighton4635
    @robertcreighton4635 11 місяців тому +40

    She has bpd like me I feel her work resonates with me somewhere deep inside. I can't explain it

  • @dimaf5594
    @dimaf5594 10 місяців тому +4

    bipolar and borderline are not the same disorder, they do have some small overlaps that can cause misdiagnoses or confusion but theyre definitely very different, its so rare seeing a person with bpd garnering such a loyal following but at the same time.... its really sad how easy it makes for others with bpd like myself to connect so deeply with her work, specially the most haunting pieces

  • @HBRO_04
    @HBRO_04 10 місяців тому

    I love love love her artwork so much. It’s so just amazing. The colors, the sketchy type design, and the void in it oh my god it’s beautiful.

  • @misterx4757
    @misterx4757 Рік тому +2

    Thanks for sharing

  • @fionabeli7551
    @fionabeli7551 Рік тому +11

    I love it, espically the other artists work.🌺🌺🌺

  • @TravellerZasha
    @TravellerZasha 10 місяців тому +3

    9:35 just a small error, You stated she has Bipolar Disorder when the text on screen says Borderline Personality Disorder. I would like to point out although these disorders have overlapping similarities/symptoms, these disorders ARE NOT the same. Simply put Bipolar is a mood disorder whereas BPD is a personality disorder, both needing different methods treatments.
    I still love this artist's work and personally connect with the themes of it. I struggle with mental illness myself and this art really captures how it feels. I hope she is doing alright and taking care of herself. I respect her sharing of art while being private herself.

  • @Ho66o6dayz
    @Ho66o6dayz Рік тому +2

    🥰🖤❤️‍🔥Makes me feel in love with it,I've always love it for unspeakable mysterious reasons I myself can't explain,I love this video about it and everything with it and artist just as well too,Thank u scary much for this🧡🌙❤️‍🔥🥰

  • @noupera
    @noupera 10 місяців тому +5

    i feel like the elongated limbs and exaggerated body parts can be alluding to how victims of SA have warped views of their bodies after the trauma they experience, because they feel their body isn’t their own

  • @emanuelscaune6220
    @emanuelscaune6220 Рік тому +3

    Love this! I want More something like the broken video

  • @famished_b0nny
    @famished_b0nny 10 місяців тому +1

    Honestly, I just found this video but this art is both scary but also seems to have really good meanings behind it, and this is the type of art I love

  • @dieple2291
    @dieple2291 9 місяців тому +7

    Yuko was a SA victim.. she also had problems with drugs too. I can't remember where I got the info, but it was from another youtuber. Her art isnt just raw, and disturbing, she painted her trauma for the whole world to see.

  • @iced.autumn
    @iced.autumn Рік тому +9

    I love your videos and wish I could watch one every day:) I hope your holidays were great and you had a very happy new year ❤

    • @deburke321
      @deburke321  Рік тому +4

      Thank you I really appreciate that! Happy New Year to you as well :)

  • @UnknowableThen
    @UnknowableThen 10 місяців тому +11

    I feel her rage through her pieces, it's like she was being injected with adrenaline and cortisol steadily throughout the time she was painting her pieces.

  • @Youn6J
    @Youn6J Рік тому +3

    It gives me the creeps, not cuz it’s so dreadful to look at but the eyes look excited but terrified at the same time

  • @emptyroomd9567
    @emptyroomd9567 5 місяців тому +1

    The first picture definitely will visit me in my dreams. But at least I can rest and say I won’t be alone. But in all seriousness, her art is absolutely beautifully made. There is signs of her suffering from a mental illness, possibly bipolar, like you said or schizophrenia.

  • @brightboi4291
    @brightboi4291 11 місяців тому +4

    Y'know, maybe I don't feel like sleeping tonight.

  • @whisperywind314
    @whisperywind314 8 місяців тому

    Its really good to see a gallery of images that haunted my childhood in the internet from another perspective. Hope that her art continue bringing shivers to many more.

  • @nadinnnaaahhh
    @nadinnnaaahhh 8 місяців тому +1

    As a visual artist who still needs to make a website, this is portfolio goals