by Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 22 May 2012

When I first stumbled upon Vaka Valo’s works entitled Dream Diary, it made me wonder if he actually dreamt these or if he just made them out of fun due to it’s twisted content: from people being chloroformed to someone torturing people with household items. With the illustrations giving off a feel of old instructional-like images, this series really defines dark humor in an oddly beautiful way.