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There’s a certain artistic liberation that has spread since the early days of the internet. A global database where any prospective artist can build a cult following and influence other creators? Well it’s bound to nurture its very own cultural personality; a personality that is, perhaps, vastly more abstract, obtuse,

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GÉRARD GACHET, born 1935 in Morocco, found his inspiration on sleepless nights, when it seems that he was haunted by visions of eyeballs and crystal balls peering at him out of vaginal canals. He would compose his ideas from his insomniac visions, and the resulting pieces are strange beyond words,

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When I first found Anton-Constantin Anastassov’s art page, I was blown away. In my eyes, this seventeen year old Bulgarian kid was exposing underground internet communities to a new sort of aestheticism.  When I stumbled upon his work, he was operating under the Facebook page “Everything is Fine.”    

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Tales of faeries and devils are rife throughout human history, no matter the era or culture. These otherworldly tales form the inspiration for the surreal and strange photography of Karl Dmitri Bishop. I feel like these images were taken through a rip in time; peering through a gauzey veil into the next

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The Exquisite Corpse method was invented by surrealists in the early 20th century, a game where artists would pass around a piece of paper, taking up where the last left off, to create a strange collaborative image or text. French artist Bernard Dumaine put together a series of Exquisite Corpse drawings with

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When I stepped inside Long Beach’s Dark Art Emporium, I found myself in a very small, yet beautiful establishment. It was clear that the people that ran the place were very enthusiastic about morbidity and creativity. I loved every inch of it. “Do you have any Justell Vonk?” I asked. The

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