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Monster Surrealism – Visionary Art Paintings

Monster paintings by french artist Eric Lacombe, His paintings often show distorted ghastly faces, which convey a very creepy mood. Eric Lacombe works mostly with acrylics or ink on paper or canvas. Eric Lacombe, better known in the art world as Monstror, is an astounding artist from Lyons, France that was born in 1968.

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  • Perfect curves finely drawn, as clean and precise snapshot of our worst nightmares. His characters take us to the depths of existential malaise. It is this concern that fuels our thinking, that makes us want to know more, feel closer to his world both sad and heartbreaking, magical and terrifying.
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  • In the basement of the mind, ghosts of beings believed to sacrifice the ridiculous normality. Eric Lacombe digs holes in the narcissistic body, and these vital flaws, he throws cruel gateways to the unspoken existence. ” Flesh color is the world of forms that anxiety is one of interiority: a gap, a hole, and perhaps even more, a wound. That’s why Eric Lacombe figures are not portraits – but the representation of a wounded soul struggling against what would make his death a sign of his identity.
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  • Perfectly orchestrated curves and finely made, like a net and extract perfect snapshot of our worst nightmares. His characters take us to the depths of existential malaise. And it is precisely this unease that grows our thinking, that makes us want to know more, feel more closely the universe at once mournful and moving, magical and terrifying. Eric Lacombe’s work is a call to memories and meaning.
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  • The technique of Eric Lacombe fascinating and there are questions as to control and abandon. The viewer, then took in the torment of his characters, offers a one way trip into his world. retains his portraits is a feeling of movement and attention to detail. By lines as strong as delicate, both cold and warm colors, Eric Lacombe is needed now as an artist must become known as the “expressionist” painting.
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He is specialised in both traditional painting and digital drawing. A dark atmosphere full of strange emanates from his amazing creations. They mainly present strange and surreal creatures. Paintings done mostly in acrylic on paper and canvas, dark atmospheres expressed in a unique way through a strong painting that looks like a burst of pure drama. Powerful brushstrokes, a ghostly color palette and white strokes in Posca characterize the characters represented in his works.

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This is an artist of the highest caliber, possessing those indefinable and elusive qualities of emotional impact that few artists possess. You can never say exactly what it is, but you know it when you see it. There is a subtlety contained within his pieces that can only be understood when one studies, very closely, the intricate details and nuances that make up the whole, i.e. in the large-size format.Whether it’s the textures, psychological content expressed, or the dark, beautiful intensity, this man’s work is something to be admired and appreciated for what it really is: a rare glimpse inside the subconscious–something that transcends words and goes to the core.

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As a child, Monstror was obsessed with dead things and the processes of decay itself, particularly dead birds that frequented his garden; as well as the look and texture of rusted objects. During these formative years he did a lot of drawing, but eventually stopped altogether for some years. Once he had grown older he found a job as a graphic designer and this brought back to him a desire to begin drawing again, predominately using the Drawing aspects of Photoshop programs.

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© Eric Lacombe

What is Visionary Art?

Visionary art is art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences.

There has been some debate elsewhere about digital art. They are predominantly traditional artists with an emphasis on the preservation of traditional skills and craftsmanship, but the door is not completely closed to innovative use of digital media. Fractals and similar programs however are discouraged. Churning out computer generated images en masse by the push of a button is not what Visionary Art is about.

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Data:

Name: Monster Surrealism – Visionary Art Paintings
Type: Painting
Dimensions: Varies
Theme Colour: dark tones
Year: Varies
Technique: Acrylic, Pen, Ink, Posca on canvas & paper

The people:

Artist: Eric Lacombe – Lyon, France
Representative: HK art Agency – France
Text Description: © Courtesy of  Eric Lacombe, blog.chatta
Images: © Eric Lacombe

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