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Ecology, Occultism, and the Natural World: An Interview with Dark Artist Dylan Garrett Smith

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

Dark Art & Craft recently had a chance to ask the Artist and print-maker Dylan Garrett Smith a few questions about his life and artwork. Dylan creates his works in a wide array of mediums informed by ecology, occultism, and darker themed subjects. 

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Nicola Samorì, Destroyed Baroque Paintings

Posted by J Meyers on

Nicola Samorì works in a world of dark Baroque influenced drama. His paintings are gouged, distorted, melted, skinned and destroyed before reaching their final state. This act of destruction is so deliberate and contrasting to the works of painterly skill affected - it can almost be seen as violent.

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Innovation in the Time of COVID19: Covid Creative Convention Interview with Shane Izykowski

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

It’s been about a month since we have transitioned to a mostly at-home existence. Everyone has grieved their formative lives differently, but one of the things that has been so incredible to see are the people who are stepping up to creative community initiatives to elevate all of us struggling in these difficult times. In the arts community, one of the people who has done this is Shane Izykowski and the COVID Creative Convention. Izykowski humbly requested that our interview focus less upon him as a creator and more on the initiatives he and others are taking to help empower...

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Feeding Darkness: An Interview with Nestor Avalos

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Nestor Avalos's website begins with a parable about his Artistic renaissance. You can read it here but for paraphrasing's sake, he discusses a time of extreme isolation that forced him to challenge his own creative integrity and purifying his Artistic vision. It is through this period that Avalos attributes his work today. Dark Art enthusiasts are sure to recognize the work of Nestor Avalos. His body of work is rich with terror, blending classic iconography with rich occult symbolism and horror that seems to be brought from Hell itself. We had the distinct opportunity to talk to Avalos about his work...

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Fine-Tipped Black Ink and Exercise: An Interview with Seldon Hunt

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

Dark Art & Craft recently got to know the one and only Seldon Hunt. Seldon's illustration work oozes detail and if you're a fan of metal music you've more than likely seen some of his amazing album art & t-shirt designs. We reached out to the New York based artist for an interview via email.

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