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New Gothic Art

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New Gothic Art

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Art, like music, has had a long term relationship with the dark side and just as music is seeing a resurgence in Goth, Metal and all things evil, the art world is finding a whole host of contemporary artists getting in touch with their darker side. It may well be an influence from the world’s richest living artist™, Mr Hirst’s fixation with death and decay or it may be a consequence of the times we are living in, one thing is for sure and that is that gothic art is playing a bit part in the modern gallery scene, so much so that the art editor of Dazed & Confused, Francesca Gavin, has put together a book dedicated to New Gothic Art.

We showcase work from artists featured in the book after the jump;

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Penis Sculpture, Ken Kagami

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Wes Lang Drawing

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Crackhead, Terence Koh

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Hell Bound by Francesca Gavin, Marnie Weber

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Marnie Weber at the Hammer Museum

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The Pollinators, Matt Greene

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Tokyo Hand, Ricky Swallow

From the playful but twisted pop art of Pure Evil and Ken Kagami to the disturbing performance, sculpture and photo collage work of the brilliant Marnie Weber, modern gothic art may not necessarily be a genre in itself, but there is a dark overtone to a huge collection of todays contemporary artists that is at times uneasy and shocking, but ultimately thrilling. Francesca’s book captures this essence beautifully and is available soon from Laurence King Publishing.

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