The exquisite real animal skulls were painted by Violet Bond, Australian-based artist who lives in Maningrida on the coast of Arnhem Land in a remote Aboriginal community, in Northern Australia, where life can be harsh to those who experience the wrong side of the lands power. Art is Violets way to connect her life to the world.
She has always been fascinated with the ritual, spirituality, cultural expression and passion of people in association with death. I have always found the ‘western’ style of dealing with death, cold and unemotional. And yet cultures all over the world including the one that Violet lives in, have a connectedness, a shared pain and a love that one is never left to deal with alone.
“I’m soothed by you, you take it all away. I lose to you, surrendered at the start of the game” – The XX
HANNAH ADAMASZEK is hot property in the art scene here in London and she is a definite rising star (keep your eyes and ears peeled!). We met Hannah through the Curious Duke Gallery and have loved her work from the start – her definitive style is easy on the eye and has that mass appeal everyone wants a piece of. Hannah stepped out of her comfort zone here by creating a skull piece specifically for the show and we loved her execution and interpretation of the brief, and the way she tied in her style through the consistency of colours.
Her artwork is now available to buy in our shop so if you are fan then I would suggest grabbing this while you can because her work is only going to increase in value!
Artist Name: HANNAH ADAMASZEK Materials: Original on Canvas
Name of piece: Swept Away Medium: Painted in Acrylics, Montana Malachite Light and Blue Velvet
Lora Zombie is a Russian-born artist loves to create colourful and vibrant paintings, including these pieces of artwork featuring skulls and pandas, skulls and pugs and a skull unicorn, just because why the hell not!
David Kraig joined us for the successful and hugely popular skull art exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, which was hosted by Mr Four Fingers and The Skull Society. He created this beautiful dripping skull on canvas. It’s a great piece for any skull collector.
Ryohei Hase is a one of our favourite skull artists, well judging by the amount of times we have blogged about his work, here and here. This ominous skull painting reminds me of something you would see in a horror movie about love. The half man half skull beast is holding what appears to be the women he loves, perhaps just after he has killed her. Possibly a crime powered by passion?
This beautiful skull-themed print is by a french artist called Mr Walter from the Art&Toys website. I love black and white imagery and this piece also reminds me of an African-styled painting hanging in a typical African pub, only this time, it includes some sexy skulls.
Can you believe that this is an oil painting?! The piece, entitled Gravity, was a commissioned piece of artwork for the Deviant artist Patrick Kramer. The reason I’m posting this is because of the sweet skull wallpaper he has created in the painting.
Looking at this again and I can’t believe this is a painting…
Stephan Alexandr is an American designer and artist. He sources these animal skulls locally and imports these too, if not available in the US, paints and decorates them and in doing so transforms them into mountable pieces of striking art. The style reminds me of a simplified version of a recent artist I saw, when I attended the Blow My Mind’ exhibition by Lauren Baker.
I really like the shape of the Buffalo skull, and would love to see this in person as I think the size of it would surprise me, plus it’s proportionately very symmetrical which I love
Stephan has got a big selection of work to offer – visit his shop but do check out the rest of his site as it gives you plenty of info about him, his history and his work.
I’m absolutely blown away by these oil paintings by Charlie Immer and these few skulls are only a glimpse of what this man has to show. At a glance his work seems bright and friendly but soon you realise there is a whole lot of dark shit going on. Like us he definitely has a massive love for skulls.
Be sure to check out the rest of his website or nab one of his limited edition prints from his store.
Pretty intense skull murals and art by Hungarian street artist Fat Heat. He has a superb array of images in his portfolio and many crazy skulls strewn about. His ‘About’ section is quite a refreshing read, no bullshit and pomp, just passion. Fat Heat’s art adorns walls, canvases and he even dabbles in the digital realm. He also has a damn fine website.
You can check out these skull murals and other work over at his Flickr account or his website.
The Skull Appreciation Society welcomes one of the freshest illustrating talents I have seen in awhile. I met Magnus Jansson a few years ago but little did I know that seething below the surface was this insane illustrative skill. I was recently introduced to Jansson’s work through his colourful and crazy paintings and found out that he has started a career in tattooing with ambitions to sell his art in the process.
We recommend checking out his website Deadpigeon, a name salvaged from the days of university where Magnus used to find dead pigeon outside his house. Ominous indeed!
Magnus also has the great habit of creating a sketch every morning (7 frikken am) and most of the time he captures this process on video. Definitely worth checking out. There are talks of moves to Japan, launching Deadpigeon and living the life of the art hippie
We are happy to invite you to the Society of skulls and glad we can join you on your journey.