Featured Artist: Dan Hillier
Dan works in mixed media using collage, Photoshop and his own pen and ink drawings – producing screen prints of the final image. He takes much of his inspiration from old Gothic Victorian etchings. The ink paintings are done “using lots of water, lots of Daler-Rowney Calli ink and lots of delicate scratching with a dip nib pen.”
Art On The Web
It’s not often that I go to a Tumblr site and just can’t pull away. However, the well curated site - The Villa of Ormen - did just that, pulled me in for an extended darkly fantastic voyage. If you like otherworldly, surreal, mysterious imagery with haunted overtones, this is the bomb. Bits of words of wisdom, philosophical quotes and symbolism also sprinkle this site, in between the stunningly gorgeous images.
While Eclectix was visiting New Orleans recently, we spent a quiet afternoon strolling through Lafayette cemetery (No.1) in the Garden District. There isn’t a better way to experience the Cities of the Dead and invoke ghosts and vampires than enjoying ye olde tombstones and histories. Time to get your Anne Rice on…
Virginie Ropars creates fiercely fashionable and visually arresting art dolls, she is a sculptor, painter, fashion designer and special effects artist all-in-one. Her characters are intense goddesses, threatening queens, enchanting princesses – magnificent and regal personas. Dressed in fine velvets and lush textiles which don’t just adorn the figure but seem to meld with it, becoming fantastic or demonic appendages.
New York based artist Nick Kushner will be hanged at Los Angeles Studio Servitú on Saturday, Sept. 10th. ‘Les Crimes De L’Amour’ marks Kushner’s first solo exhibition displaying his signature works which speak of disillusionment & pain within the themes of love, death, and abuse. …