Hell Bound: New Gothic Art

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Laurence King Publishers, Oct 29, 2008 - Art - 176 pages
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The first book to focus on new gothic art, Hell Bound highlights a new generation of contemporary artists who are increasingly obsessed with the darker things in life. Illustrators, street artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, installation artists, and painters are all reflecting this renewed interest in gothic imagery.

Horror has become a more accepted part of everyday lifeand art, as always, is a reflection of life. Here death metal, the war on terror and throwaway pop culture meet, feeding the popular fascination for all things gothic.

Among the art featured is the iconoclastic work of Ken Kagami, Terence Koh, Ricky Swallow, the photographic collages of Marnie Weber, the drawings of Chloe Piene and Wes Lang, the paintings of Matt Greene and Iris Van Dongen, the outsider punk art of Pure Evil, and the illustrations of French.

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Francesca Gavin is a writer, critic, and editor. She is currently art editor at Dazed & Confused, associate editor at Marmalade, and guest editor of Into The Storm (www.intothestorm.com). She has written features and reviews for Blueprint, i-D, Art Review, The Big Issue, Citizen K, Intersection, Soma, The Times, Timeout, Upstreet, and Wonderland. She also contributes to a large number of websites including BBC collective (www.bbc.co.uk/collective), the Guardian online and Artkrush. Her first book Street Renegades was published by Laurence King in 2007.

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