This weekend we head over to the West Coast for Midnite Collective's Midnite Communion in Los Angeles' Los Globos November 17th. It's been a pleasure to partner with Midnite Collective to do our first art installation in compliment one of our other passions: music. You can still buy tickets -click here to snag yours. We have one more artist feature before we leave the landlocked Ohio for Los Angeles - illustrator and tattoo artist Dan Bones took some time to answer some brief questions about his work and his recent move from New York to Los Angeles.
Dark Art & Craft interview's independent artist Cristóbal López, who's better known for his work under the name Kerb Crawler. The Artist is renowned for his dark, erotic and insanely detailed ink illustrations. Kerb Crawler builds a hedonistic stage that is filled with wayward nuns, terrifying demons and grotesque monsters that shock you in the best possible way.
Dark Art and Craft invades the West Coast in but sixteen days with an art exhibition for the fifth-ever Midnite Communion. The one-day event is packed with music, vendors and an art installation featuring dark artists from all over the world. One of which is New England painter, illustrator, and tattooerJoshMcAlear. He humored us with some responses to some questions about his work, horror movies, metal, and the changing digital landscape and its impact on both tattooing and illustration.
Vincent Castiglia is an artist intently focused on the human condition. Castiglia's work viscerally meditates on the various intersections of body and mind. He creates using a mixture of blood and water, a simple yet emotive material when applied to paper. We had a chance to meet Vincent at this year's Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Please also enjoy a selection of related images provided by the artist.
As part of our series of interviews with artists in our upcoming show, "From the Depths: Scenes from Below" at Ars Memoria, we had the opportunity to interview the talented Brooklyn-based illustrator Lucas Ruggieri about his work and upcoming projects. What does dark art mean to you? For me, dark art can be a huge variety of things, whether its an artifact thats function was malevolent or a painting that just makes you feel scared or anxious for no explainable reason. It can be very rare that I have a negative or dark emotional reaction to a work of art...