Santiago Caruso, Dark Symbolist

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santiago caruso dark artist

The Malefice, Album art for Pentagram Chile. Image via portal.xtreemmusic.com.

Santiago Caruso is a dark symbolist artist with an attraction to the surreal and macabre. Born in 1982, in Quilmes, Argentina Caruso's avant-garde concepts are rooted in decadentism and dark symbolism. Caruso's techniques range from tempera and ink on paper to scratched mixed media pieces on cardboard. Working on book illustrations and music albums Caruso's art often has a highly narrative approach that makes viewing it an almost investigative process.


wunderkammer santiago caruso dark art

WUNDERKAMMER. Image via lafuriadellibro.com.

throne painting

Throne of Chaos. Image via santiagocaruso.com.ar.

pans labyrinth

Image via santiagocaruso.tumblr.com.


dark painting

El Ocaso de los Dioses.

 

nightmare painting

Nightmare 

hiroshima painting

The Smile of Hiroshima

king in yellow

From THE KING IN YELLOW, illustrated by Santiago Caruso. Image via santiagocaruso.tumblr.com.

the lamb santiago caruso

The Lamb Image via saatchiart.com/SantiagoCARUSO.

inner prophetess

Inner Prophetess. Image via santiagocaruso.com.ar.

dark painting

Cry the Black Away

 

kantuta

Kantuta

painting of the grimm reaper

Grim Reaper Santiago Caruso

sabbath painting

Black Sabbath

Find out more about the Artist at santiagocaruso.com.ar and on Facebook. An interview with the artist is available at weirdfictionreview.com/2014/10/interview-santiago-caruso.

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