A mutagenic R Crumb, James Unsworth’s art is scatological and venereal. A print-maker based in London who employs pen and ink, his drawings contort penises and breasts and sex toys into people and animals. Unsworth was raised ‘on a diet of Thrash Metal, Clive Barker, Stephen King and Video Nasties’, and he studied at the Royal Collage of Art, and his work is a Danteian vision of excess and depravity manifesting through decay, dismemberment, and excrement. Bless his work and soul. I feel nauseous.
Artist Taylor McKimens does paintings you want to poke with a stick, and maybe even sniff, if your friends dared you. With grotesque images of diseased bodies, rotting piles of vomit, intestine-looking tubes, and all manner of scatological subjects rendered in muted pastels, McKimens’ paintings look as if pop culture has been left out of the fridge too long and is sprouting some pretty funky stuff.