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.
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Posted on April 05, 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.
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Posted on March 02, 2010
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.
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Posted on December 04, 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.
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Posted on October 26, 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.
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Posted on October 14, 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.
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Posted on October 12, 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.
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Posted on October 11, 2009