Margherita Manzelli "The Butterfly House" @ greengrassi, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 02, 2013
A beautiful set of drawings and paintings from Ravenna, Italy born artist Margherita Manzelli that we stumbled across this morning. The works are on display at Greengrassi in London through December 21, 2013. 

Underwater, Dramatic Photography by Tomohide Ikeya

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We have shown some stunning underwater photography on the site before, but these delicately, darkly staged works by Tomohide Ikeya are some of the most bizarre and wonderful we have seen to date. The Japanese photographer has turned the her hobby of scuba diving into a conceptual body of work.

The Gruesome Works of Naoki Sasayama

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
We aren't normally showing gruesome paintings on this site (okay, sometimes there is a little blood and guts, but not car crash stuff). But when we came across the dark, bloody, accident portraits of Naoki Sasayama, we couldn't help but feel a little intrigued and grossed-out all at the same time. Which we guess means they are causing a "reaction." And in that reaction, we sort of want to let everyone know we don't like blood, just in case you were wondering... 

Portraits by Serena Cole

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
Serena Cole was born to Californian suburban parents who lost their love for each other as soon as the pool was built on the honeymoon home. Afterward, her mother married a man because he looked like Tom Selleck, who lived on the top of mountain. Forced to leave the roller-skatable sidewalks of San Jose, at age nine she found herself living off-the-grid in the Sierra Nevadas and spent the rest of her childhood looking for the mall....

The Dark Universe of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Even in the darkest parts of our mind could we ever come up with the intriguing and wonderful photography of Laurence Demaison. The French photographer and fine artist combines black and white photos with his own drawing and effected layers on top of the image, adding a ghostly dimension to the finished product.

The Dark Works of Ludwig Drahosch

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 01, 2012
Wow, what a powerful, dark, twisted series of paintings by self-taught German painter, Ludwig Drahosch. Depicting scenes of torture, sex, torture and sex, naked stretching, meditation, dreams... the list goes on... the paintings feel like a trip into the psyche of a truly deranged (in a good way, we promise), and talented artist. 

Marci Washington "For Forever I'll Be Here" at Rena Bransten Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Our April 2010 subscriber and Dark Arts book cover artist, Marci Washington, returns to Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco with For Forever I'll Be Here, featuring a new series of watercolor and gouache paintings. And Marci notes, "If everything goes according to plan there might be a new zine released that night as well." More after the jump . . . 

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