I am super intrigued by the aesthetic of the Austrian artist Mercedes Helnwein. Her talents move around different disciplines as writing, paintings, photography and film making. In this post I will focus on her fab portraits, where each piece seems to suggest us a story.
I enjoy the fact that each character on her paintings seems to hide a mysterious and somewhat dark secret and of course, the vintage look makes the whole creative project even better.
I am super impressed by the magnetic power of the collages by the American artist Katie Jean Gilmour. I found her on Instagram through her official account, but she also opened one just for her paper experiments.
It looks like these are just a way for her to “maintain focus”, with the purpose to switch them in the future into paintings. I really enjoy the freshness of these works, especially because they suggest me a dark secret of some sort.
I hope to see more of her collage works, they are so inspiring!
I love the sense of dark nostalgia behind these pieces.
The Dutch artist Jeroen Blok uses a neutral palette of beige, black and white colours, to realise dreamy portraits. The solitary subjects of his paintings seems to come out from a quirky circus of some sort.
I totally fell in love with The Black Series paintings by the Canadian artist Ann Smart. Each piece is a manipulated glossy fashion shot, where mainstream model shots has been turned into deep-dark subjects.
I truly love this 1920 style cartoon animation (with a creepy dark twist) realised by the super talented illustrator McBees. The video was created for UGO single, performed by the rock band Dead Pirates.