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Strychnin Gallery and Korero Books are proud to announce the release of “Art that Creeps” – a new book showcasing young artists from around the world who work in traditional and not so traditional techniques and genres.
Highlighting a selection of artists who eschew the cold, minimalist aesthetic that afflicts contemporary art, this book explores the truly sinister, hyper-real, and riotous blend of pop culture, fine art, and surrealism that is Neo-Gothic art. Associated with punk and dark fantasy, yet distinct from both, these risk-taking artists are represented with a selection of hundreds of amazing paintings from the U.S. and European Neo-Gothic scene. Yasha Young, the owner and gallerist of Strychnin Gallery, is the general editor of the book and wrote the foreward.
Pages from Marina Bychkova’s entry in “Art that Creeps”
The artists featured in the book are: Jason Shawn Alexander, Wayne Martin Belger, Annie Bertram, Marina Bychkova, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Jan Czerwinski, Leslie Ditto, Melissa Forman, Naoto Hattori, Scott Holloway, Aunia Kahn, Richard Kirk, Ver Mar, Michael Page, Chris Peters, Michael Ryan, John Santerineross, Natalie Shau, David Stoupakis, Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Madeline Von Foerster, and Chet Zar.
Madeline Von Foerster’s piece “The Promise”
The cover image is “Turning Away” by Chet Zar, with work by Madeline Von Foerster, Nicoletta Ceccoli, David Stoupakis, Chris Peters and Daniel Van Nes all featured on the dust jacket.
Daniel created an entirely new engraving especially for the book, called “Cinder Elle” which is the endpiece of the book, and it looks amazing!
The book is available now from Korero Books!
During their trip to Palais de Tokyo in Paris, fellow Strychnin-ers BORIS + NATASCHA spotted “Art that Creeps” in the book shop! So, if you live in Paris, and can’t wait to get your hands on a copy, head down there.