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Joseph Donald Myers 1976-2014

Appears in INSIDE #18 buy online

The undisputed master of the grotesque collages is dead. I didn’t know Joseph D. Myers personally. I have interviewed him some years ago via email, he has contributed his art to INSIDE artzine #17, we have some email conversations… But I know his art! This disturbing, terrifying collage stuff that will changes you right after you have seen it for the first time. His unique talent to recombine the reality to just what it is: A scary illusion. Other collagists just cut confetti, Myers shows us the hidden abyss behind the things we think to know. It doesn’t matter if you like his work or not… it will touches you, it will hurts you, it will haunts you!
Take a trip through his dark portfolio, be astonished about his unexpected answers in the interview and take a look behind the scenes in his artist statement/legacy.
Thanks Joe, for sharing your brilliant art with us in our dirty little magazine.
May you find you peace now…

Interview with Joseph D. Myers (2013)

artscum.org: First, I have to admit, that I have never seen such powerful collages for a long time. They are confusing, disturbing but nevertheless absolutely intriguing in the same time. GREAT JOB!  You named your own blog „The Terrible Art of Joseph Donald Myers“. That‘s pretty good description of this wonderful gloomy gallery. Think, „terrible“ is a negative term for most of the people. Can you describe your art in your own words? What is this „terrible“ thing in your art?  
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jenz 13. September 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

John Santerineross – “Little Voices Whispering”

Appears in INSIDE artzine #18 buy online

Think you know John Santerineross. His dark and fascinating photography, with his well arranged settings, disturbing beautyful models, gloomy symbolism. Great stuff. But something happend… to him. To his work. Or to his models. I must admit, I was pretty amazed, when I have read that Johns newest project file under “still life”. Sounds exciting. We need more information. At the end of this special, you will find one of his spectacular short films and a review of his second art book “Dream”. But first, check out the work of Mr. Santerineross (first row “still life”, second row “portfolio”) and then we will talk to him about the little voices (in his head).

Interview with John Santerineross

artscum.org: Your art can’t be describe easily. It has a lot of different facets, from terrifying to beautiful. Above all your work is always drowning in darkness… But darkness is not only the absence of light. What more is lurking in the shadows (of mind)?!
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jenz 29. October 2014 Leave A Comment Permalink

Durch die Augen des Chris Mars (Interview)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #12, #13, #14, #15 & #16 (with other stuff) buy online

www.chrismarspublishing.com

Wie zur Hölle bin ich nur auf diese Party gekommen?! Alles hier ist seltsam. Die endlosen Züge fremder Menschen. Dieses düstere und muffig überfüllte Atmosphäre. Selbst die geflüsterte Stimmung in den in Dunkelrot und muffigem Tiefseegrün gastalteten Räumen ist bedrückend. Ich war auf der Suche nach Chris Mars. Der 32jährige Amerikaner ist ein zu beeindruckendes Ausnahmetalent, als das ich seine seltsame Einladung auf meine Interviewanfrage ablehnen konnte. Read more →

Tome Volume 1 – Vampirism (Interview)

Hardcover, 12×18″ / ca. 30x45cm, 200 pages, english
Purchase: http://44flood.bigcartel.com
Contact: http://www.44flood.com
Review of the book on artscum.org

Interview with the publishers BEN TEMPLESMITH, KASRA GHANBARI, MENTON3 and NICK IDELL (44Flood, from left to right).

artscum.org: First of all, congratulations on the first book in the (hopefully long-lasting) TOME series. An incredible first-born! For reasons well-known to real fans of the horror genre, the theme “Vampirism” has been shamelessly exploited by the mainstream. However, in the book, there are a lot of works that explore the theme in a new and surprising way. Ben, what is the subject matter about for you? Apart from classic, historical aspects, do you see any that are also related to society, or physical/ erotic aspects?

BEN TEMPLESMITH: Vampirism, to me, is all about being a parasite and living off others. Or something taking from you and leaving you lesser, be it a drug addiction or corporate America fleecing the middle class. I certainly tried to steer away from the old romantic stereotypes of vampirism but had to include nods to it in my work… classic Nosferatu is just too great a visual to ignore.

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Heroin Kids – (Interview C. Kaiser und C. Engel)

Hardcover, 216 Pages, 28x28cm, DVD approx, 49 minutes, 40 Euro
Contact: http://vicious-videos.com
Purchase: Amazon
Publisher: Index Verlag
Buchreview auf artscum.org

Die Aussagen in diesem Interview spiegeln nicht zwingend die Meinung des Blogbetreibers wieder!!

Interview zu „Heroin Kids“ mit Christian Kaiser und Corinna Engel (von Dominik Irtenkauf)

Eure Homepage wurde aufgrund des Kunstprojekts Heroin Kids zum Zielobjekt der Bayerischen Landeszentrale für neue Medien, die die Entfernung der Fotos des Projekts unter Androhung einer existenzbedrohenden Geldstrafe forderten. Wie kam es zu dieser Unterlassungsanordnung?

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jenz 30. April 2013 Leave A Comment Permalink

Beauty in decay (Interview with Axel Torvenius)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #15 (with other stuff) buy online

http://torvenius.com

artscum.org: You seems to be an multitalent: Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos… and what should I say, all of your artistic directions are on a damn high level! Do you have an artistically schooling or is it just god given talent?! Read more →

jenz 8. September 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink

Im Orbscurarium (Interview mit Trëz Orb)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #16 (with other stuff) buy online

www.orbscurarium.com

Alpträume haben wir doch alle mal, hin und wieder?! Dieser bleiche, schweißnasse Griff in die Eingeweide, das Nagen der unsichtbaren Bedrohung am verbogenen Rückgrat. Schaut euch die Bilder des 29jährigen Franzosen Trëz Orb an! Und…? Erkennt Ihr es wieder? Der gleiche schlechte Geschmack im ausgetrockneten Mund nach dem panikartigen Aufwachen. Die scheinbare Sicherheit des Wachseins. Geschissen. Dieser Mann weiß, wann unser Weg zu Ende ist. Und hat auch noch Spaß dabei. Hört gut zu...

artscum.org: Deine finsteren Arbeiten sehen oft mehr nach Albraum/Geistervisionen aus, als nach fleischlichen Splatter-Fantasien. Denkst Du, dass der menschliche Geist verletzlicher ist als sein Körper?
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jenz 8. September 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink

Hellbourne (Interview with Dan Verkys)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #13, #14, #15 & #16 (with other stuff) buy online

http://danverkys.deviantart.com

 

I was completely down and out when there was this call. Evacuated by the steel hail of a relentless life. Not able to jump on one of the trains racing across my head. The others’ laughing faces tore past me in an amorphous beam. Sometimes I thought they waved at me. In a friendly way. Just as if to wave goodbye. But that was impossible. They didn’t even have the slightest idea that, deep below them in the track bed, my desperate life trickled into their black shadow. Not interested. Read more →

jenz 8. September 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink

Der Wahnsinn im Detail (Interview mit Kris Kuksi)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #11, #12, #13 (with other stuff) buy online

www.kuksi.com

Kennt ihr nicht auch noch diese Wimmelbilder in Kindergartenbüchern?! Bilder in die man sich stundenlang versenken konnte?! Ähnlich funktionieren die Skulpturen des 34jährigen Amerikaners, nur das hier keine Freibäder oder winterliche Marktplätze zu sehen sind sondern endlosen Fluchten in morbide Abgründe, stürzende Korridore tief in den Wahnsinn eines begnadeten Multitalents. Nachdem ich stundenlang den Gängen seiner Bilder gefolgt war (und es keinerlei Hoffnung mehr auf gesunde Rückkehr aus diesem verdrehtem Labyrith gab) traf ich den Meister des Details persönlich. Tief im Zentrum seiner Phantasiegeburten hockt er noch immer, laßt euch einfach auf seine Skulpturen ein, folgt seinen Wegen… hinab. Read more →

jenz 8. September 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink

Vegas turmoil (Interview with K.D. Matheson)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #12 & #13 (with other stuff) buy online
www.kdmatheson.net

I should have known better. In such a shaky shape I should never have gone to Las Vegas. My head felt dry and crumbled. The vortex of determination around me has torn my self-satisfied grin from my skull and left a blank face staring with empty holes into a grim future. The credit-financed, pumping self-realization machine pissed down on me from high above. Again. The world out there in front of my head had everything it wanted. I had nothing more but irreparable doubts and a terrible drug problem. Read more →

jenz 28. August 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink