Dream Diaries by Vaka Valo

It’s hard to tell what Vaka Valo is going for in this rather abstract series of mixed-media artworks – but then again, if these are snippets of dreams, it’s hard to tell what goes on in dreams generally. But there’s definitely something fascinating about the world Vaka Valo creates in this series, it’s as if a pink-textured construction manual came to life and took an absurd and disturbing twist.

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After passing one of the more spookier holidays, I felt the need to post an article about an artist who knows the creepy aesthetic very well. Neto Zamora, an illustrator hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, has brought his twisted ideas out with precision. There is some strong line-work with smooth color transitions that enhance the grotesque stylings. I would highly recommend skimming his illustrations. A link to his portfolio and blog here.

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Grant Cunningham

To say Grant’s work is strange would be an understatement. This Montreal-based artist creates worlds with crazy colors and patterns, in which live weird and twisted creatures. Yep, this is dark eerie stuff, and yes it’s amazing.

You may understand Grant’s process more by reading this. Here’s an excerpt:

“Art has always been my way to process and filter what I come across, what I am subjected to, or what I subject myself to each day; a way for me to exorcise the demons on my shoulder. The paintings are empathic, often inspired by the individual’s strength in the face of their own weakness. The common thread in all of my works is survival of self.”

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