Unsettling Portraits of Plastic Surgery Patients by Jonathan Yeo (NSFW)

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British artist Jonathan Yeo is known for his celebrity portraiture — including this highly irreverent image of George W. Bush — but some of his newer works, which we recently spotted over at Hi Fructose, examine another side of beauty and perfection: the cult of plastic surgery. Well-crafted and haunting, Yeo’s paintings manage to both humanize and de-humanize their subjects: the flesh emerges from the paper unfinished, a work in progress, a work of art, but that very quality is what makes the images so unsettling, because we expect more life than that. Click through to check out a few of our favorites from Yeo’s new spate of paintings (but be warned, the last three are rather NSFW), and then be sure to head over to his website to check out even more of his work.

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo

Image credit: Jonathan Yeo