The phrase we often use to describe the human tendency to conceal our faults and secrets is “skeletons in the closet,” but wouldn’t it be more accurate if those skeletons were in the basement? The dank, dark recesses of the cellars and basements of houses all over the world are
The sculpture of Jim Skull taps into a fascination we all have with human death, and with what lies beneath our surface. For some people, the skull signifies fear, revulsion, warning. For others, it is a powerful talisman, an object to be revered. Upon finding a human skull at age
Today we are proud to present an interview we did with Kuksi that explores what we imagine is just a tiny corner of his brain. His work speaks of intricacy and delicacy, but at the same time has a heavy darkness to it. After the jump, read our interview with
If you’ve seen YAITW lately, you may have seen their gorgeous shrine, all blod and bone, at the front of the stage. This was built by Georgia artisan K from Lambs of Rot, whose art conjures darkness, death and decay, and with it the light of Lucifer. Lambs of Rot
Sigrid Sarda has been producing beautifully grotesque wax sculptures for many years now, but only a month ago she entered the Instagram world. Now I can watch her work progress as she blends memento mori with societal commentary in a way that makes even maggots a pleasing and compelling subject.
Rather than fill our Instagram feed with people’s bad selfies and what they cooked for bae (ok, I do follow this one though…), I love that Instagram has become an online gallery, where artists can curate collections of their work in a public space. Today I’d like to showcase a
If you’re like me and a huge Game of Thrones fan, then maybe you’ll understand why Spencer Byles’ sculptures are so captivating. The forest holds such beauty and mystery, and Byles’ work in the French forests of La Colle Sur Loup, Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins is like something created by the Children in Martin’s books, as a tribute to the ancient gods that flow through the veins of the trees like sap.
The best thing about writing for your own publication is that you can cover the stuff you love, and hopefully the people who come to your site will love it too…if we’ve learned anything about our readers, it’s that you love sci-fi classics like Star Wars, Alien and Blade Runner,
Sometimes I like to imagine what researchers will discover of our culture 1000 years from now…maybe nothing, because our hard drives will have wiped long ago. But maybe the descendent of the Internet will carry traces of our past selves, and in some distant university, selfies will be displayed in
Over the past few decades, we have gotten closer and closer to the alloys and plastics that make up our technological counterparts. They help us connect to one another, they give us knowledge and they help us remember everything from daily tasks to historical events. Every month that goes by,
Choi Xoo Ang’s sculptures are way more than just art…they are visual portals that have the power make you question your place in the world! His grotesque works are created out of resin, but have a very haunting, almost human quality to them. His most recent works feature severed limbs,
The human body can be beautiful, but it takes a lot of Photoshopping to hide all the bumps and blackheads, spots and tears, wrinkles and sags. We are all grotesque in our own ways, and we don’t all have a team of makeup artists, estheticians, hairstylists and photo retouchers to