Shrouded in a dark cloak of mystery and brimming with surreal special effects, Pan’s Labyrinth is a magical fairytale set in Spain after the Civil War. I had the pleasure of seeing parts of it the other day and it really is a beautifully shot movie, hauntingly atmospheric and completely engrossing. The synopsis is simple: […]
It’s back to basics photoshopping skills with the use of Microsoft Paint and Powerpoint for these self-portraits from Manila-based artist, Leonard Andrei Corcuera. While referencing different works of art, from Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth to Madonna’s music video, Bedtime Story, to Frida Kahlo’s Wounded Deer, these surreal art/photographs also pay homage to Leonardo da […]
Mark Powell makes amazingly horrific little dioramas that remind me of old Tool videos and certain scenes in Pan’s Labyrinth. The grotesque little creatures in Powell’s world are monstrous versions of ourselves, going about their business eating, defecating, dissecting things, and playing music with their slimy, vein-y appendages, reminding us viewers that we are all just piles of pulsating meat.