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Hello, this an art blog consisting of both historical and contemporary artworks with a dark edge. I do not own any of the images I post.


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malformalady:

Cadaver Study with Grill by artist Roxanne Jackson




maximetaccardi:

"Inferno I" (pen on paper)





asylum-art:

Porcelain pieces that are infested with hand-painted ants by artistLa Philie

on Etsy

German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie decided to combine the elegance of vintage porcelain with the grossness of a horde of ants in a series she calls Chitins Gloss. Various dining pieces such as plates, tea cups, and jugs are all crawling with ants, as if your kitchen is having some sort of ant-infestation.


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laughingsquid:

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Art by Akira Nagaya




Markus Schinwald





asylum-art:

Sculptor Ted Lawson evokes darkness, death, and the sublime with “CRUDE” and Death of Narrative

at Emannuel Fremin Gallery

A Brooklyn-based artist and a native of Boston, MA, Ted Lawson studied sculpture at the Philadelphia University of the Arts. His works combine the newest digital technology with the skills of a traditional sculptor, embodying his artistic vision centered on the connection between eroticism, geometry, and death.

Death of Narrative: Cast Resin- 144″x72″x24″ – 2013
CRUDE: Cast Resin, found objects, steel – 2013




asylum-art:

Papercut Installation by UfoCinque

on Flickr

Matteo Capobianco, aka Ufo5, was born in Novara in 1981. Originally an active member of the Italian writing scene, he gradually began to embrace a more extensive definition of street art while completing his design studies at the Politecnico of Milan.

As a firm believer in the endless possibilities of the mural as a communication tool, Matteo began to experiment with different techniques beyond the restrictions that writing as a codified subculture was putting in place.

Central to Ufocinque’s vision is his layering tehcnique: each element blending traditional painting techniques with a project-oriented attitude in which multiple levels of interpretation are intertwined together. Form is never detached from function as they are sustaining each other to create an effortlessly beautiful world.


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fallowstore:

Blood and Milk by Frederic Fontenoy


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asylum-art:

Oscar Santillan: Daybreak, visual installation

South American artist Oscar Santillan plays with shadows as his artwork focuses on creating ornate window installation right on the wall of the gallery.

The installation entitled Daybreak is created through a sanding process where the artist sands paint off the wall and uses the powder that falls off to create the floor shadow replica. This technique is not only clever, but it is an extremely simple and effective way to make use of as little material as possible.

His work plays with optical illusions as well as with light, shadows and perspective. The results are beautiful and intricate windows, that would most likely be seen in cathedrals. Just like the way sun and light shines through windows and emanates a shadow, Oscar Santillan effectively accomplishes this with his beautiful pieces




asylum-art:

Sarah Garzoni's 'Breaching' Dress is Made From Hundreds of Shark Teeth

Breaching is an installation project by artist Sarah Garzoni: a life-sized traditional 19th century corset made from wax and… approximately a thousand shark teeth. Sarah Garzoni’s most recent apparel creation, called Breaching, will either unleash your inner shark or expose your inner pansy. And why should you be afraid of a dress? Because the corset, inspired by 19th-century designs, was made from wax, plaster and nearly 1,000 shark teeth.

Rest assured, however, that no one will force you to wear this life-sized corset — it’s an installation art piece. The French artist designed and displayed Breaching at the Atomes Crochusan exhibition in Paris. The piece serves to bring attention to the painful, sometimes scarring clothes women were compelled to wear centuries ago by juxtaposing it with a modern fear: sharks.

Oddly enough, this exhibition started mere days before Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, although one frames sharks as charming and elegant, while the other highlights the fish’s meaner aspects.


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