The Japanese are next level when it comes culture and living to their own drum beat. I have been fascinated with Japanese history and culture for decades. When I first went there, I realized I had found another place I could call home. Today I was trolling the internet (via
A world ruled by Satanic Erotism is where you can find the art of Monica Sandoval. In this universe, Sex, Demons, Perverted Nuns and Unholy Bestiality reign supreme. I love the way she puts her spin on demonic illustration and is not afraid to explore sexuality on her own terms.
Alex Matus is a traveling tattoo artist who is marking people with her stunning, dreamy, cosmic artwork as she makes her way around the continent in her van. Her inspiration is equal parts desert shaman and Judas Priest, making for a heady mix of psychedelic and raw power. She works
From Blue Blood (who brought us the vividly beautiful California Deathrock and Razor Candi coffee table books) comes the next must-own hardcover book, Dodging Knives and Throwing Bullets: Dark Art & Inspiration by artist Vaughn Belak! Belak’s work is a dark/horror art style ranging from scary to adorable, and badass
Born in Belgium in 1867, Jean Delville’s captivating occult paintings are reminiscent of my favorite painter, William Blake. There is a feeling of mystery and rapture that radiates from his work, an exploration of the esoteric that only images can explain but words can’t capture. Like Blake, Delville takes religious
Vania Zouravliov was a child prodigy, a Russian-born artist who was showing internationally by the age of 13. When you delve into his vast catalogue of works, it’s not hard to see why. His illustrations plant the seeds of 1000 thoughts in my mind. For me, Zouravliov’s images both challenge and