Monday, October 31, 2011

The Spooks of Art

Happy Halloween all!
I wish every one of you a great and safe Halloween and hope that you all have fantastic costumes to put on tonight. In the spirit of this day I have been taking a look at horror art, something that I admittedly am not very familiar with. I love pieces with a lighter side to their inspiration, but for today let's take a look at the gruesome, ghoulish, and gory.

The first artist is Eric Swartz whose art just teems with discomfort and the fright of the slasher film. While viewing his drawings, paintings, and images for print I felt like I was viewing the old 50s horror film posters. Swartz's style is a fun homage to the entire genre.

Another artist I stumbled upon was Mia Makila. Her ingenuity and lighter palette seem to instill more fear in me. The ingenuity of the images as well as the juxtaposition of the light colors and dark nature work very well.

Finally I ended with the Halloween artwork of Chad Savage. I enjoyed his overt use of the jack-o-lantern as well as the black and orange color motif. Though not something I would hang on my wall, Savage creates the world somewhat cliche but always enjoyable world of scary pumpkins.

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