We were honored to sit down and talk to Columbus, Ohio resident Nate Burns, aka "Revolting Worship" about his artwork, his transition to the tattoo realm and a little bit about his success with social media.Read More
We'll start with the basics. What's your name, location and occupation?
My name is Cristóbal López and i live in Santiago, Chile. I'm an
independent artist, husband and father.
Why did you start creating artwork?
I grew up watching my older brothers draw. Through art, I learned
something about myself while having fun. It’s been a large part of my life since I was a kid. I always knew I wanted to be an artist: my parents helped me stimulating my creativity and knowledge on art from year one, giving me materials to work and books to see…..
It's been years since we last had the chance to talk to Fred Grabosky, the Philadelphia based artist and illustrator. As part of our latest collaboration, we caught up with him in his Fishtown studio to discuss art and music influence, scratch boarding vs pen and ink, he touches on sacred geometry, spiritualism and even feminism.Read More
Twenty-five-year old Matt Bailey of Cheltenham, England has gained international fame from his stark black and white illustrations oozing with cryptic one-liners. His haunting illustrations are tense with vulgar sensuality played out by the living supple flesh of the living and the brittle bones of the dead.Read More
"Ars memoria" talisman by ceremonial magician and artist @damienechols. Check our blog for a Q and A with dark art curator and gallery owner Catherine Matthews of Ars Memoria in Chicago. We were honored to check out the space today - take a look at our story to see some of the amazing permanent installations at the Gallery.Read More
Blial Cabal is a collaborative art collection between husband and wife duo, Steven Tovar & Maranda. Together they create macabre creations fueled by music, fine arts, literature, and all things esoteric & occult. Many of the artworks are produced with nib and ink illustration, an unforgiving yet timeless medium. The varying line thickness adds a sense of imperfection and hand movement which accounts for the illustrations often organic feeling.Read More
Of all the Superstars and hangers-on who were made and broken at Andy Warhol’s Factory, director of Blood For Dracula, Paul Morrissey, may be the most baffling and controversial one. Not because he has led a particularly mysterious or salacious life, but because his brand of mid-America conservatism stuck out like a sore thumb among the drag queens, it girls, and artist du jours that populated The Factory scene. A self proclaimed "right-winger" and lifelong Catholic, Paul Morrissey may seem the least likely person to have infiltrated and emerged from Warhol's infamous coterie. So how did this pop-art power (odd) couple come to create one of the most libertine takes on Dracula? And why does Morrissey seem so resentful of Warhol today?Read More
Tobacco & Leather is the work of illustrator and skilled print designer Abbey Watkins. Created predominately with graphite on paper Watkins renderings are expertly detailed and rooted in myth, nature and the occult. Many pieces find the illustrator merging animal and human forms with a hallucinogenic filter warping their shapes. Below we have included several of our favorite pieces.Read More
Kristian Wåhlin, also known as Necrolord, is a painter and musician ('The Great Deceiver' among others) who was brought up in Gothenburg, Sweden. His work employs dark fantasy, landscape settings and the 'powerful symbolism of life and death". Wåhlin names Caspar David Friedrich and the 1400-century painters Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Dürer as some of his foremost inspiration.Read More
Dark Art & Craft had a chance to talk this month with UK based Artist and Illustrator Adrian Baxter. Baxter's ink creations are methodically detailed works based on the occult, nature, and death. This intriguing interview focuses on Baxter's influences and process; please enjoy.Read More
Miran Kim is a talented painter, collage, and comic cover artist. Her cover art for the official X-Files comic and predator series are layered dark mixed media creations. Within the metal genre, Kim has also created works for groups such as; Incarnation, Arch Enemy, Abcess, and Amorphis. Her hand collage technique and rich use of color bring Kim's work a burning nightmarish element that fits well with heavier music and themes.Read More
Bahrull Marta is a skilled digital and mixed media artist who creates work under the name Abomination Imagery. The Jakarta, Indonesia based artist focuses on dark and horror themes that are layered in gritty textures. Inspired by the work of Dave McKean and Seth Siro Anton; Marta's creations have been utilized by many black and death metal groups which share a sinister appreciation for his murky and haunting pieces.Read More
Tonight, Dark Art & Craft will be featuring the first of a three-part interview with the dark visual artist, musician and, photographer Stephen Kasner. This in-depth interview with Thomas Haywood and Dott von Schneider takes a look into the inspiration and foundations of Kasner's dark creative work.Read More
Adrian Baxter is U.K based artist who creates detailed traditional ink illustrations. His work deals with varied narratives including; death, life, the occult, and nature. With the sparse use of color and a stylized yet traditional approach, Baxter creates a dark language of symbols and story.Read More
Norot is Robert W. Cook, an American occult artist, musician and architectural draughtsman by trade working in Cork, Ireland. Cook creates detailed ink, blood and mixed media works that explore the occult, dark, and mythic themes. Heavily detailed and embelisshed with script and symbol Cook's creations are dark visual depictions.Read More
ACTING OUT Cleveland breaks down stigmas and creates awareness of mental illness and addiction through a series of public events and panel discussions. This past weekend, September 13-16, 2017, various venues around the city of Cleveland hosted the event. Dark Art & Craft had a chance to attend the Acting Out Art Exhibition last Friday which featured over 30 artists affected by mental health and addiction.Read More