The Art of Darkness

Inky Dreadfuls

July 21st, 2008 by Cobwebs

Inky DreadfulArtist M. Mararian juxtaposes innocence with the macabre in his Inky Dreadfuls artwork. The hand-inked drawings remind me of antique photographs. Except, y’know, for the butcher knives and stuff.

If you’re in the Southern California area, he’s got a new exhibition entitled “Phobias, Foibles & Fiends” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.

Featuring over thirty macabre ink renderings, his new body of work is a dark comedy of psychological fears, character flaws and complexes of the human id. Using black India ink, archival brush pens and rapidographs, Mararian continues to create narratives that transform traditionally cheerful images and concepts into frightening yet humorous tableaus.

I’d like him just because one of his drawings is called “Sweeney Toddler.”

Link (via BoingBoing)

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