INSIDE ISSUE 39 // "Despite the light and fun whimsy that distinguishes John Walker’s storytelling, we can’t help but ponder potentially post-apocalyptic curiosities. Could chromosomal aberrations be the reason why so many of the Chicago, Illinois-based artist’s fashion forward dandies have four-fingered ape hands, exposed cervical vertebrae/rib cages/wrist bones and limbless bodies sprouting out of enormously bulbous heart muscle roots?”
Read about @walkerbrushworks and his work in the December issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine!
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So many feelings and thoughts are contained in @ronhicksart’s oil painting ‘The Covering’. Falling more and more for this composition with every single brushstroke: The realm between abstract expressions and intriguing realism is where we feel at home! ✨
Photographer and model @saintthorns with another stunning dark, surreal self-portrait! 🩸 The artist showcases wearable art by @houseofinferno and @mourningofthorns, and we are yet another time enchanted by all this delicacy! Swipe to discover the details. 🖤
The one and only @kehindewiley! His portraits depict “contemporary African-American and African-Diasporic individuals that subvert the hierarchies and conventions of European and American portraiture.” On his website, Kehinde shares further: “Working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video, Wiley’s portraits challenge and reorient art-historical narratives, awakening complex sociopolitical issues that many would prefer remain muted.”
“My work is about the eternal question that arises throughout one's life: What is the significance of human existence?”
I simply adore @chieshimizu_’s sculptures; their physical appearance, energy and what they represent are beyond captivating. Chié shares in her statement: “The subject of sculpture is always someone in general, rather than one in particular. It is my attempt to entice people to relate to the positions of those sculpted figures. The objects on the figures are reflections of one's life – metaphor and suggestion of what life might be about. Most of my works have been “untitled,” my intention being to speak directly to intrinsic senses while avoiding premeditated impressions.”