Beautiful Paintings of Fleshy, Festering Mystery Orbs

June 5, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

It’s the vague familiarity of her shiny, fleshy subjects that make British artist Clare Chapman‘s paintings so compelling. Not quite abstract, but not entirely tangible, they seem unsettlingly biological, like disease-induced blisters, insect eggs or alien pods about to burst. Simply looking at them is enough to make you feel warm and sticky. Monstrous, disturbing, yet oh-so-beautiful. See more on her website— we especially love Calcerous, Creeper and Gleam.