Oh man do I have a good one for you guys this time around on “The Art of Horror”. Mike Mitchell’s Mondo gallery show just recently opened which showcases his brilliant portraits of some of pop cultures greatest characters. He chose characters that he felt were more under appreciated in the world of pop culture art and by doing so his gallery became fantastically fresh and unique. He stripped away a lot of the character’s personality and brought his own unique take to the art by creating pieces that are silly, light hearted, funny, and sometimes angry, depressing or sad. His work is truly breathtaking and and I really think you guys are going to dig it.
For the portrait series, I wanted to keep the personalities there, at least how they exist in my own mind. Then apply that to a traditional portrait, something that most of these characters wouldn’t be doing. There’s an ironic sense about them that I like, but I also just really love these dudes for who they are, and I didn’t want to take too much of that away. When I watch a movie and really connect with a character, I often feel a strong urge to draw/paint that person. This show is allowing me to do that, it’s giving me the chance to catch up on years of great characters that I appreciate and admire.
If you want to see more cool art like this, head over to The Art of Horror where Mike Mitchell joins many other fantastic artists — be sure to leave the lights on!
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