These artists show that a macabre psyche and monstrosity are also part of human nature, no matter how hard we try to deny it.
"Everybody is a book of blood;
wherever we're opened, we're red."
Ladies and gentlemen. It's a pleasure to welcome you to the most perverse museum where you can feast your eyes on the most erotic works of art of this digital era. We kindly ask the faint-hearted to skip the following text. I say these words earnestly, for the worst nightmares and most nauseating and grotesque figures are today brought to life.
Throughout my life, I've seen things that have filled me with horror, but nothing compares to what these artists have in store. What an imagination!
Cursed be the hands that gave life to these grotesque forms! These pieces awaken the insanity that lies inside the darkest recesses of the mind. Did these artists spend a season sight-seeing hell's most devilish hideouts and came back with utterly twisted souls? Judge for yourselves...
Sara Renzetti and Antonello Serra
What are the limits of the human body? The flesh is distorted and takes on different shapes, which baffle the human mind. The models that embody the horrific universe of Renzetti and Serra reminds us of the grotesque esthetics of filmmakers like David Lynch or David Cronenberg. The imagination stretches to the extremes as we are presented with unimaginable creatures.
Merino is a Mexican artist that explores horror and pain through his paintings. What is the root cause of this unending anguish? Merino defines his work with the following words: "My artistic practice has the capacity to materialize shadows and exonerate the darkest secrets of conscious and unconscious desires. The inner problematics of desire are hidden behind those secrets."
The femme fatale, a vampiric woman who lures men to their doom, is the protagonist of these illustrations. The artist is unafraid to explore themes of vice, solitude, sadness, satanism, and sex. Madness, cannibalism, weariness, can you think of a more decadent form of art?
This art is unfit for vegetarians or people with a weak stomach. What are Hasler's intentions when showing us rotten flesh, malformations resembling tumors, and strange anomalies? Well, like other artists of horror and the grotesque, Hasler reveals the nightmares that live inside the sick world of the human psyche.
People call this artist from Kansas the "horror photographer." His ghastly images are sure to spook you. If you are fond of Stephen King, gore cinema, and nightmarish painters like Goya, you will love this photographer and his world full of gruesome entities that come to life in everyday settings. Children are the main victims of this sinister universe.
This painter in one of the most influential artists of fantasy painting in Europe. He portrays his cursed and murky characters in dark settings, where the most horrendous things dwell. Gazing a long time at his paintings is like gazing into the abyss. What inspired this extraordinary painter to recreate death, insanity, and perversity in his canvases? The answer is simple: humanity. Our psyche is filled with the most gruesome images.
This English painter and novelist has created the most grotesque and horrific stories with an elegance we barely see in the horror genre. He has explored almost every kind of art: literature, cinema, sculpture, poetry, and even video games. Barker delivers grisly experiences that will keep you up at night.
Was that enough to quench your thirst for horrifying and grotesque creations? The supernatural will always be an important part of art, because a macabre psyche is part of human nature, no matter how hard we try to deny our dark side.
Translated by Andrea Valle