A while back I posted a group show of themed work, called Night Scenes. So this will be only my second group post. This time the theme is halloween. As you can imagine, a few of the same artists will make an appearance.
I've posted quite a lot of art that deals with very dark and disturbing imagery but not all of it is appropriate for Halloween. It is a holiday after all. Something we celebrate. So bleak despair and man's inhumanity to man are not really what I'm after. Here we seek that side of the horrific that draws us in, that entertains, amuses or even comforts us in some way. Part of the appeal of horror and of Halloween is either knowing the nightmares are not real, or secretly wishing they were. So here's a collection of art that I think reflects this appeal.
Be sure to click on individual images that you like to view them larger (in most cases).
Click on the artist's name to link to the original post of their work. There you can find a link to the artist's website.
"Be Wary of the Dark Places" 8"x8" 2009
"The Sudden Picnic in the Succulent Grove"
8.5" x 7.5" gouache on illustration board 2009
"Bats" 11" x 14" oil on canvas 2010
“and i dont even like to be seen in the parking lot between the movies and the drink and the glass, whatever the hell that means”
18×24″ five color silkscreen 2009
"Between You and Eye"
18" x 18" acrylic on wood panel 2010
mixed media on antique photo
from a show called "Zombies In Love"
60" x 45" oil on canvas 2010
no title - pen on post-it note