Art maker, photo taker, tattoo enthusiast, and sneaker hobbyist, Willie Hsu, has a knack for creativity. Amongst his many talents, Hsu creates sketches of ghost-like silhouettes that look three-dimensional.
With some light and shadow, the subjects in his artworks appear as though they’ve been trapped behind frosted glass. People and animals are drawn in dark colors with hazy outlines, to look as though they’re resting on the glass.
“The inspiration behind my artwork stems mostly from a fascination with the afterlife,” the artist shared with My Modern Met. “After that last grain of sand falls through the hourglass, everyone has an opinion about what comes next. Yet no one knows for certain. It’s this enigmatic beauty that fuels my imagination and drives my creativity. I’m also an avid watcher of horror movies and a huge fan of ghost stories.”
Although dark and eerie, Hsu’s artwork conveys strong emotions, as if the trapped souls in his drawings long to be free. “I find solace pouring out my deepest emotions and bottled-up feelings onto a blank canvas,” he explained. “For an anti-social, anxiety-ridden introvert like myself, art is the one true voice I have to tell my story.”