Fuck yeah, the art of Philippe Caza is is one gigantic pill of epicness! The color that flows out of his imagination is fucking amazing. This French Sci-Fi master has influenced many illustrators in the heavy scene. On a personal level, I just can’t get enough of looking at his art, because it inspires me and takes me back to my childhood. Philippe Caza’s work with Metal Hurant and all of his pieces from the 80′s will stand the test of time. Today CVLT Nation would like to paint the universe with Caza…So peep a huge gallery of his art trip out as your mind starts to melt!
My early love for art came from album covers like Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Tom Tom Club, Bootsy and many others. Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew also blew my mind because it just seemed so otherworldly. Today we want to celebrate the creator of these covers, Mati Klarwein, with a huge gallery of his work. All I have to say is his creativity spoke to a generation that was ready for change. So now allow yourself to swim away in his ocean of unreal textures.
“I am only half German and only half Jewish with an Arab soul and a African heart”
The paintings of Takato Yamamoto have a vicious beauty; their stunning detail is akin to the Ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the 18th century that initially influenced his work, but Yamamoto has developed his style into something he calls “heisei aestheticism.” He combines brutality with serenity in his paintings – blood and gore envisioned in intricate and delicate lines, with a graceful flow running through each scene. There is a vibrant sexuality in much of his work, but he also works in death and torture in the disturbingly erotic way that you expect from manga. Yamamoto’s work is available as high quality prints here, and you can also pick up books of his work. Step through the gates of the underworld and check out a gallery of his work below…
Los Angeles has been many different things to me, and I have always known that it’s not what you see on TV. In the 80′s, I saw this city through the lens of a young outsider, and at night I roamed the streets of Hollywood. Another thing happened to me around this time – I fell in love with graffiti, and believe it or not, Los Angeles has some insane street artists! Now check out Way Beyond Unreal Photos Of Underground L.A. Street Culture & Art Part. 2!
The first movie series that spoke to me as a young human were the Star Wars trilogy. So when I saw this visual mashup from Jeff Bennett, where he took the famous paintings of the late Thomas “Painter of Light” Kinkade and added in Star War themes, I got mad hyped. So stop what you are doing and step into the new universe called War On Kinkade…May the force be with you!
Los Angeles has been many different things to me and I have always known that it’s not what you see on TV. In the 80′s, I saw this city through the lens of a young outsider, and at night I roamed the streets of Hollywood. Another thing happened to me around this time – I really fell in love with graffiti, and believe it or not, Los Angeles has some insane street artists! The other day, CVLT Nation photographer Matthew Grant Anson turned me on to the most on point street photographer I have ever seen – I don’t know his or her name, but the site is packed with insane photos of street art. What I saw was L.A. through the lens of real underground art. Enough of me talking, check out this mammoth gallery of L.A. street art!…
A relic hunter dubbed ‘Indiana Bones’ has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of 400-year-old jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe. Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world’s most secretive religious establishments. Incredibly, some of the skeletons, said to be the remains of early Christian martyrs, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers.
Russia has gotten a lot of bad press lately – very understandably – but I don’t want to forget that in this massive country, there are millions of people who are creative and doing positive things for their community. One such person is street artist Nikitia Nomerz, who takes abandoned or dilapidated buildings around Russia and gives them character by turning them into faces. Sometimes eyes look out from a dark doorway, or hands reach out at passersby, and others are smiling faces looking out at an often bleak landscape. Nomerz is among the world’s most visible street artists, and his work has gained him notoriety both in Russia and around the world. Street art like Nomerz’ is so far from vandalism that it is laughable to think that it can still be punished by law. By contrast, his work offers a bright spot on the landscape, something to bring a bit of light into people’s lives as they pass by an otherwise ugly building or decaying structure. Check out some of his work below and a video of one of his projects, “Mr Barrel.”
Having lived in Texas as a youngster, I can honestly say that it’s a strange place, both good & bad! This state is known for producing individuals that dance to their own beat. In the 80′s, some of the most weird and original bands to come out of the hardcore scene came from the Lone Star State. Right now, the land of the longhorn has some of the most interesting street artists influencing the world with their creativity. The three artists I’m speaking of today have deep roots in the punk and metal community – GIVE UP, Jason Barnett aka Cursed Death and Eye sore all have different styles, but they all share the thirst for creativity and see their urban environment as a living gallery. All three of these artists should be saluted for having the courage to step outside of the law and share their works with the world.
Today is one of those days where I want to stare at spectacular images that make my jaws drop. So this is why I headed over to Monster Brains – to me it’s the greatest ghoulish resource online! I can’t put my finger on it but I’m never bored when I’m trolling this site…So now check out some of the creatures that are getting me hyped. Peep this huge gallery of mind melting imagery – I hope you aren’t afraid of the dark!