Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
Futakuchi-onna is a type of yōkai or japanese monster. They are characterized by their two mouths – a normal one located on her face and a second one on the back of the head beneath the hair. There, the woman's skull splits apart, forming lips, teeth and a tongue, creating an entirely functional second mouth. In Japanese mythology and folklore, the futakuchi-onna belongs to the same class of stories as the rokurokubi, kuchisake-onna and the yama-uba, women afflicted with a curse or supernatural disease that transforms them into yōkai.
JC Peñaflorida, is an illustrator and painter from Cavite, Philippines. He started his career as a freelance visual artist after acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Arts. Having been born in a family of artists, Peñaflorida endeavours to seeking a sense of self through his representations of one’s innermost feelings, desires, troubles.