I found this image by Marco Misheff to be quite haunting and a little surreal – not sure why, although the texture and lighting help to create a unique atmosphere. It almost feels like an apocalyptic setting, or even post apocalyptic given the overall darkness with the exception of the vibrant red streaks glowing from the darkness. Dull shapes sometimes becoming silhouettes of the crane and building look lifeless, uninhabited and eerie – like something from 28 days later. On a final point I love how the image is partially blurred and partially sharp, the blurriness possibly censoring or hiding something vital from the viewer. Overall a fantastically moody piece. See Marco's folio here and website here.
I thought I'd post this piece by Materas Pierre because I love the style of drawing the style of narrative and the content. Each frame itself is potentially it's own art piece, but together they assemble to create an interesting context. Mayeras is an excellent artist and knows his media well (much like Joe Dion in my last post). There's not much else to be said here, except kick-ass piece of art! See his folio here.
I grabbed this image from a series of epic zombie illustrations by Joe Dion. To me this one was among the strongest. The bold colour, heavy contrast combined with the concept of a sexy zombie meant I had to post! In a world where pop culture seems to be flooded with zombie references it's nice to come across some quality occasionally (along with The Walking Dead, Dead Nation on PS3, whispers of 28 months later + World War Z). Check out the whole series here and Joe's website here.
I found this amazing piece of surreal video art by Alvaro Posadas. I think what makes this work so much is the contrast between the beach – which is typically a warm, relaxing, comforting and nostalgic place – and the abstract light patterns – which are a little aggressive, unnatural, uncomfortable and foreign. Together they create a unique environment and atmosphere. Great stuff! See many more great examples of Alvaro's work here.
An awesome, haunting piece here by Ruben Ireland – a little dark, a little twisted and a little magical. Ruben has great style which is consistant across all of his work – which he has for sale! Check out his behance profile here and website here.