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Yuly Alejo is a young illustrator who resides in Malaga province (Spain). She specializes in digital illustration, offering stunning illustrations with macabre and adult style, always keeping a dark and alternative aesthetic.
On her website, she tells us that since small had very clear her passion for the world of art and illustration. She began as a freelance doing illustrations on commission until eventually opened her own illustration studio in Marbella, where she gives free rein to her imagination making projects and collaborating with writers, magazines and publishers.
No doubt this macabre artist gives us a personal touch recognizable on any of her artworks. Characters that transport you to other times and scenes that tell long stories of intrigue, horror, fantasy and mystery.
☞ Visit the official website of Yuly Alejo
Posted on March 05, 2013
My intellect doesn’t come into play when I am channeling something subconsciously. There is plenty of time for interpretation after a painting is finished. Whenever I look at my finished paintings it is like analysing a dream – deciphering my personal symbolic language. Although there is obviously some calculated thought behind things like compositional aesthetics, I still try to keep these decisions relatively instinctive. I find this approach far more fulfilling than when I have injected some preconceived concept into an image, which has often consequently become either stale or too obvious.
These are the words of Karl Persson, the young Australian macabre painter who has made these oil canvases with a enviable technique and realism.
A stunning portfolio full of originality that you can not miss if you like the macabre and surreal art.
☞ Visit the official website of Karl Persson
Posted on April 05, 2010
Lenore, "The Cute Little Dead Girl" is a macabre character created by Roman Dirge, inspired by the poem "Lenore" by the great Edgar Allan Poe.
At first, the adventures of this particular girl were translated into comics with black humor and twisted endings, but his fame came when he made a animated series with 26 episodes that were broadcast on television.
Lenore is a 10-year-old undead girl who lives in a mansion with her other creepy friends. In life, she became seriously ill, and his parents to see her beauty decided to embalm. However, she is still alive and is even aware of their status as “undead”. Her character has developed from being a somewhat malicious character in the early comics, hurting people out of spite or revenge, to a well-meaning but dim character that kills people by “accident”, stemming from the fact that Lenore is generally unaware of her surroundings as well as the fact that she is dead. Lenore says she loves animals (especially cats), but she constantly kills all her pets.
Here’s the first episode, but you can see the full macabre series on the official website of the author.
☞ Visit the official website of Roman Dirge
Posted on April 02, 2010
It is in Koumac in New Caledonia that the adventures of Jim, our macabre skull artist, begin, in the year 1959. He is known as Jim Skull, due to its extraordinary obsession with skulls.
He goes to New Zealand, stops over New Hebrides, discovers Australia, India and lands in Hong-Kong. In his travels gets many human experiences, cultural and ritual; experiences that mark and serve as inspiration for his future works of art.
He returns to his hometown, Paris, in 1976, studies in Estienne school, and later in the Applied Arts School Olivier-de-Serres.
In 1980 he creates his first skulls. His vocation is now revealed and will never leave him. Since then has continued to investigate new fabrics, techniques and materials to shape his work.
He holds exhibitions in Parisian bars, takes part in the Salons d’Art, improves his technique… creating the refined result we know of today, stunning works of art.
☞ Visit the official website of Jim Skull
Posted on March 19, 2010
The Art of Chris Mars
Painting, illustration, sculpture or animation; the versatile and macabre artist Chris Mars would fit perfectly into any of these categories, but we have sought to highlight his talent with the oil painting, which is what really left us shocked. This technique, these light and shadows, the detail, the theme and these characters so sick could not left out of Macabre Gallery blog.
Chris Mars was born in Minneapolis, USA, in 1961. In the 90′s he became known thanks to his music as a drummer for The Replacements. He continued his solo career recording some discs until 1996, leaving the music to devote himself to his true passion, the painting.
Mars tells us that, as a teenager, his great influence were the numerous visits to the psychiatric accompanying his older brother, who had schizophrenia.
You can see all his works of art on the official website, which also has illustrations, sculptures and animated short films.
☞ Visit the official website of Chris Mars
Posted on March 02, 2010
Juan Serrano is the name of a illustrator from Madrid (Spain) specializing in the horror and fantasy, where he evolves perfectly between acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils and Photoshop. Any tool is valid for this international artist established in the american market within the RPG, strategy books and card games.
In the audiovisual sector he has worked doing concepts, illustrations and story boards for video games. Also illustrates covers for publishers.
He currently combines his artistic work with his teaching career at the school ARTENEO. Who would have had teachers like him!.
☞ Visit the official website of Juan Serrano
Posted on February 05, 2010
David Houncheringer – Do you want to die today?
In 1983 Switzerland was born David Houncheringer, a commercial photographer who came into this graphic world thanks to the skateboarding culture and whose specialty is human portraits.
But the main reason why we recommend on Macabre Gallery is for the great and creepy serie of photographs entitled "Do you want to die today?", which has been exhibited in Paris, where he currently lives.
In this serie we meet with such hilarious and shocking scenes: the result of the Columbine High School massacre, an Batman impersonator, a nun who commits suicide after seeing a sinful magazine, etc...
☞ Visit the official website of David Houncheringer
Posted on December 06, 2009
Michael Hussar Art
Michael Hussar is a Californian dark painter born in 1964 and was trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. His paintings are very provocative and often somewhat objectionable because they are intensely realistic. Oil paintings on wood and acrylics. Hussar describes his work as "a voyeuristic snapshot of perceived humanity, complete with freaks and fakery; a gothic wonderland illuminating the gray area between truths and lies."
His paintings decorate the homes of some celebrities in Hollywood like Warren Beatty, Francis Ford Coppolla or Leonardo Di Caprio, and are also in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
☞ Visit the official website of Michael Hussar
Posted on December 04, 2009
The german photographer Thomas Butcha (Herr Butcha) turns reality upside down and created his own phantasy of a bizarre and dark visual world where the artist sometimes likes to take the role of the protagonist, the jester, the twisted, takes the spectator on a journey into a grotesque and macabre world which is artfully and perfect staged.
Definitely a great gallery you should not miss.
☞ Visit the official website of Herr Buchta
Posted on November 04, 2009
One that can not be missed on the blog of Macabre Gallery is the well known and dark artist Dholl.
This artist creates amazing dark and macabre illustrations, with caricatured characters, full of expression and with a personal touch that makes it easily recognizable.
Do not miss his Deviantart profile, where you can also purchase prints of some of his work.
☞ Visit Dholl's deviantART gallery
Posted on October 31, 2009
Posted on October 30, 2009
With an impressive use of stop motion and a creepy atmosphere by the voices as the scenery, today I leave you with the story of "Lucía, Luis and the Wolf", by the team of Diluvio, formed by the artists Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León and Niles Atallah.
The story is divided into two parts: "Luis" and "Lucia", which are the names of the protagonists children. She thinks that Luis is a werewolf that haunts her, and he, with some apparent personality changes, does not understand why Lucy flees from him.
☞ Visit the official website of Diluvio
Posted on October 28, 2009
Jason Hopkins – Abhominal
I would not know how to describe the work of Jason Hopkins, but what is clear is that these surreal organic forms not leave anyone indifferent. Made in 3D with a hyper realist finish, this macabre artist is out of the conventional and creates bizarre, strange and deformed characters...
Although perhaps the deformed are us.
☞ Visit the official website of Jason Hopkins
Posted on October 27, 2009
Maya Kulenovic Paintings
Dark and realistic paintings by Maya Kulenovic, a dark painter born in Sarajevo, who knows how to give her paintings a stunning technique and expressiveness, and a use of chiaroscuro reminiscent of old great painters like Caravaggio or Rembrandt.
A gallery of paintings you can not see without being highly hypnotized, you have been warned.
☞ Visit the official website of Maya Kulenovic
Posted on October 26, 2009
Although not a photographer specializing in macabre art, the young American Nathan Shafer, aka Brainchild, surprises us with a series of dark photographs and photomanipulations very interesting.
If you like his work do not miss his Deviantart profile, where you can also purchase prints of some of his works.
☞ Visit Nathan Shafer on Deviantart
Posted on October 25, 2009
Gunther Von Hagens and the plastination
Gunther Von Hagens is the name of a controversial German scientist who uses the technique of plastination with human cadavers to create artistic macabre sculptures, showing the human anatomy to the public, whose vital organs are rigid and intact.
The process basically consists of removing water from a body by cold acetone and then replacing it with a hardenable plastic solution, to subsequently create the vacuum, obtaining that this fluid reaches the last cell.
The bodies prepared with this method cause surprise and controversy in the world today. Hated by the most conservative people, and praised by art lovers and some scientists. His work is a real contribution to art and medicine, introducing the human body as it is, providing a better understanding of health and anatomy.
☞ Visit the official website of Gunther Von Hagens
Posted on October 23, 2009
Today we present another macabre and shocking photo manipulator: Trëz Orb, known as Treize-Orbscurarium. This young French artist says on its website that in his macabre creations seeks his vision of the world, and succeeds with an enviable technique, and sickly and surreal characters.
Furthermore, Trëz also works doing designs for metal bands as Mehtnakriss, Magnify My Agony or Psycroptic, to name a few. Do not miss the video and photography section.
☞ Visit the official website of Trëz
Posted on October 22, 2009
The Art of Scott Radke
With careful modeling and an incredible use of paint, Scott Radke shows his dark inner world as adorably creepy sculptures, with a peculiar charm and a distinct style.
The sculptures are handmade one by one with epoxy and painted in detail with acrylics, which makes them unique pieces. If you are interested you can buy them for between $800 and $1000, and if not you can always visit his website and enjoy the gallery.
☞ Visit the official website of Scott Radke
Posted on October 21, 2009
Grzegorz Kmin, Aspius
Today we bring the macabre illustrator Grzegorz Kmin, artistically known as Aspius. With stunning use of textures and a high level of detail, Aspius surprises us with chaotic and creepy artworks, which elaborates playing between the surreal and macabre world.
This Polish artist tells us that since childhood has always been passionate about both biology and drawing. He chose drawing and studied fine arts, or at least tried, as was unsuccessful and ended up doing the career of Biology. Later, with the arrival of new technologies, he switched to Computer, where he got a job as a graphic designer and operator of printers and scanners. Finally he became a freelance designer and illustrator to date.
If you want to know more about this dark illustrator, go through the "bio" section of his website, where he will tell you up to capacity of his hard drive (2 x 250 GB).
☞ Visit the official website of Aspius
Posted on October 20, 2009
Maybe the technique is not very refined, but this macabre stop-motion animation certainly deserves a place in the Blog of Macabre Gallery.
Unfortunately there is little information about the author. Swiss artist, 25 years old and nicknamed Absinth84. Hopefully this is the beginning of his career as an animator and surprise us with more gores animations in the near future.
☞ Visit the Absinth84's Youtube channel
Posted on October 19, 2009
Magnus Muhr and his dead flies
Posted on October 19, 2009
Posted on October 18, 2009
The bloody illustrator Mottla Art, tells us on his website that his macabre style has been developed over the years and with the influence of Silent Hill, Hellraiser and John Carpenter. He also comments that his main support is the music, because he has worked for extreme metal bands like Viscera, Brain Drill or Aborted, among others.
No doubt this is a great artist with a clear, creative and critical style, and above all brutally macabre, as we like.
☞ Visit Mottla Art's DeviantART gallery
Posted on October 16, 2009
Jeremi Rimel – Autopsy Babies
Posted on October 15, 2009
Marilyn Manson and his macabre art
I think don’t need to explain who is Marilyn Manson, because sure we’ve all heard of him. Something not everyone knows is that besides being gothic singer he is also dedicated to making macabre paintings with watercolors, where we can see reflected his peculiar dark and ironic style to which we are accustomed in his records.
☞ Visit the official website of Marilyn Manson
Posted on October 14, 2009
Posted on October 13, 2009
A blog of macabre art is not a blog of macabre art until there is written about Vince Locke, the artist behind the ultra-violent covers of Cannibal Corpse.
This American artist started illustrating zombie comics in 1986, and since then his career has gone down the more visceral way of the art. He became famous with the covers for Cannibal Corpse. Painted in watercolor, these covers were censored in several countries by the brutality that shown, even prohibiting printing in some of them. This macabre artist knows how to get to impact the audience with a bloody, rotten and creative characters.
☞ Visit the official website of Vince Locke
Posted on October 12, 2009
Posted on October 12, 2009
Posted on October 11, 2009
Goya – Saturn Devouring His Son
Francisco de Goya may not be an artist specializes in macabre art, but in this blog could not miss the creepy work of art Saturn Devouring His Son, belonging to the series of Black Paintings and painted with oil on the walls of his house called Quinta del Sordo. The work is now in the Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain), as it was transferred to canvas by Salvador Martinez Cubells in 1873.
The figure of Cronus (Saturn in Roman mythology), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children, ate each one upon their birth.
☞ Visit Francisco de Goya on Wikipedia
Posted on October 11, 2009
Laurie Lipton was the first person to graduate from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing (with honors), and will be the first person to inaugurate the illustration section of the blog of Macabre Gallery (also with honors), because this macabre artist makes wonderful works of art with just a pencil and a white paper. If you have time off on your schedule I recommend you visit her website, where you can also purchase some of her original works.
☞ Visit the official website of Laurie Lipton
Posted on October 11, 2009
I am left speechless at seeing the work done by Kris Kuksi. This macabre artist creates stunning sculptures, realistic paintings and masterful illustrations, all with an impressive level of detail.
☞ Visit the official website of Kris Kuksi
Posted on October 11, 2009