Stephen Mackey Art

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Strange Daydreams

Stephen Mackey is one of my most recent and favorite art finds that everyone should know about! Well, maybe not everyone but those who have a heart for art definitely will appreciate this artist. His focus is primarily in oil paintings and they are absolutely breathtaking! Mackey’s paintings are the type of work that’ll easily cause a viewer to tilt their head out of curiosity in any art gallery. Imagery Mackey creates within his work can be characterized as dreamy, romantic, and full of fantasy at a distance. However, taking a closer look there’s something seemingly bizarre in the details of any of his works. The strange aspects give depth to the characters he paints and it will fill you with interest. It’s like witnessing a dream in reality while experiencing Mackey’s art.

Experience vs. Interpretation

We often can’t understand why we dream the things we do.  After the experience of a dream, we crave to know the reason behind it. Most of the time there’s never a legitimate explanation and we’re just left wondering. Mackey’s paintings give that familiar feeling of uncertainty after a dream. There’s something we’re not entirely understanding while observing but regardless it may be beautiful or terrifying.  This is what I found to be extraordinary about Stephen Mackey’s paintings. Art is about perception and when it’s easy on the eyes but lacks depth, it’s hard for me to associate. Stephen Mackey is an artist I consider to be a rare find because he made me feel something…

 

Until next time,

Raven

 

Be sure to check out his website for more images & info.

http://stephenmackey.com/

 

The GashlyCrumb Tinies – Edward Gorey Book Review

Commentary

If you’ve browsed through any of my social media or just happened to connect my blog name to my extreme interest in death and not just sleepiness, congrats! Anything that’s related to death, I’m particularly into. It’s something that I don’t know why it attracts me or interests me and I’ve always held onto things related to it tightly. However, if you find my interest perturbing or sort of sick this coffee table book is definitely not for you. There isn’t necessarily a story for this book.. so I can’t exactly spoil anything. However, I can share my infatuation I now have for “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and Edward Gorey.

Being Attracted by a Book

While browsing around Amazon, I found this book cover calling my name. The image of a seemingly friendly grim reaper whose holding an umbrella over children seemed as if it would fit with my interests. I’ve never read anything by Edward Gorey, but even his last name intrigues me. The writer’s last name is Gorey! He has GORE in his last name for Christ sakes! Okay, I had to look it up and yes that’s his real last name! His last name is perfectly suited for this book and it was hard for me to believe. Upon verifying the authenticity  of his last name, I discovered that Gorey passed away at age 75 in early 2000. This deeply saddens me and I’ve only read one of his books.  If anything, my sadness should give you a hint at how much I adored The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

The Review..

View Post

Mark Ryden Art

Mark Ryden, Art Lust, Art, Painting, Oil Painting, Lowbrow Movement, Pop Surrealism, Modern Art, Spooky Art, Victorian, Fine Art, Underground Comix, Punk Music, Hot Rod Culture, Hollywood Painter, Art Style, Tumblr, Goth, Grunge, Weird, Alternative
Mark Ryden, Art Lust, Art, Painting, Oil Painting, Lowbrow Movement, Pop Surrealism, Modern Art, Spooky Art, Victorian, Fine Art, Underground Comix, Punk Music, Hot Rod Culture, Hollywood Painter, Art Style, Tumblr, Goth, Grunge, Weird, AlternativeMark Ryden, Art Lust, Art, Painting, Oil Painting, Lowbrow Movement, Pop Surrealism, Modern Art, Spooky Art, Victorian, Fine Art, Underground Comix, Punk Music, Hot Rod Culture, Hollywood Painter, Art Style, Tumblr, Goth, Grunge, Weird, AlternativeMark Ryden, Art Lust, Art, Painting, Oil Painting, Lowbrow Movement, Pop Surrealism, Modern Art, Spooky Art, Victorian, Fine Art, Underground Comix, Punk Music, Hot Rod Culture, Hollywood Painter, Art Style, Tumblr, Goth, Grunge, Weird, Alternative
“Art is not always meant to be seen..
Sometimes its more about it being found
and what the keeper makes of it. “
– Unknown

Finder’s Keepers

For some reason, in various forms of art my eyes tend to take the most admiration for pieces that express something paradoxical or creations related to the occult. Weird things are usually the most intriguing. Mark Ryden is an American artist whom I originally came across through tumblr.com. Fans from all over the world whom had visited his galleries posted images of his work on display to Tumblr. Tumblr is considered to be a micro-blogging and social networking website. Furthermore, Tumblr has always been a website that users can share an abundance of art with one another but credit is not always given to the original creator.  It was shocking to see Mark Ryden’s name attached with …

View Post