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49 Disturbingly Grotesque Art Pieces

From Stunning Nightmare Art to Conjoined Head Portraits

— June 1, 2010 — Unique
With each art work capable of making you cringe, these disturbingly grotesque art pieces definitely show you a darker side to the artistic world.

Ranging from disturbing photography works to awkward yet intricate sculptures, these grotesque art pieces give deep, meaningful insight towards the artists’ environment and inner thoughts.

Implications - Artists continually look to push the boundaries of creativity to capture viewers' interest; with the widespread adoption of the Internet and social media, the art that tends to build the most buzz in the blogosphere is often grotesque, mind-blowing and eerie. Companies can take advantage of this opportunity by infusing these surreal yet stunning elements into their print advertisements.
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(Disturbing) Viral Book Campaigns
(Disturbing) Viral Book Campaigns
"The Gargoyle" Burning Flesh Ad
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Dark Street Art Vlogs
Dark Street Art Vlogs
Saber by Madsteez is a Tribute to the Los Angeles Graffiti Guru
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Disturbing Illness Awareness
Disturbing Illness Awareness
Sarah's Story for Motor Neurone Disease Campaign
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Fecal Surrealist Art Exhibits
Fecal Surrealist Art Exhibits
Andres Serrano PooPoos His Photo Subjects
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Disturbing Dental Devices
Disturbing Dental Devices
Alien-Like Medical Head is Scary, But Educational
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Weird Womb Art
Weird Womb Art
Nacho Carbonell Curls Up in the Fetal Position With His "Fertility Cave"
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Insects for Legs
Insects for Legs
Antonio Gonzales Paucar's Art is Inspired by Nature
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Plushy Roadkill as Street Art
Plushy Roadkill as Street Art
Stuffed Animals to Shock Viewers
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Buttoned Mouths and Eye Zippers
Buttoned Mouths and Eye Zippers
Disturbing, Yet Incredible, Portraits
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Vivacious Violent Art
Vivacious Violent Art
The Artwork of Alexandra Marinina is Misleading
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Disturbing Alien Constructs
Disturbing Alien Constructs
Wondrous and Creepy Sculptures by Renee Adams
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Disturbing Art Installations
Disturbing Art Installations
"Colliding Worlds" of David Altmejd
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Frightening Floortography
Frightening Floortography
Agata Maria Stanisz Sets Up a Scene of Religious Icons
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Free Range Humans
Free Range Humans
Disturbing Pro-Vegan Ads
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Real Handsoap
Real Handsoap
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Breathing Sculptures
Breathing Sculptures
The Boo Ritson Art Collection Will Fool Your Eyes
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Oppression as Art
Oppression as Art
‘Maria' Series by Pinar Yolacan
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Scandalous Scalded Portraits
Scandalous Scalded Portraits
The Paintings of Jenny Morgan are Disturbingly Scorched
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Unsettling Child Sculptures
Unsettling Child Sculptures
Life-Sized Dirty & Exploited Children by Harma Heikens
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Conjoined Head Portraits
Conjoined Head Portraits
The Jason Shawn Alexander Paintings Depict Split Personalities
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Oral Fixation Photography
Oral Fixation Photography
Marilyn Minter's Art Centers On the Mouth
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Meaty Masks
Meaty Masks
Carnivorous Art by Dimitri Tsykalov
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Creepy Humanimal Art
Creepy Humanimal Art
Eerie Animal and Man Photoshopping from Fred Caputi
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Disturbing Nightmare Art
Disturbing Nightmare Art
Natalie Anne Howard Imagines a Dark, Surreal World
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19 Pieces of Gruesome Artography
19 Pieces of Gruesome Artography
A Bizarre Collection, From Murder Art to Photoshop Gore
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Gas Mask Family Portraits
Gas Mask Family Portraits
Sam Van Olffen Takes Steampunk Art One Step Darker
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Chaotic Contained Photography
Chaotic Contained Photography
Anne Hardy Gives the World a Disturbing Look Into Another World
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Exposed Anatomy Art
Exposed Anatomy Art
Skin Peeling Paintings by Valerio Carrubba
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Alarming Oral Illustrations
Alarming Oral Illustrations
Irene Rinaldi Draws Artistically Disturbing Mouth Art
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Vividly Violent Portraits
Vividly Violent Portraits
The Explicit Grant Schexnider Paintings
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Murder as Art
Murder as Art
Morbid Creativity by Photographers Fascinated With Faux Killings
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Disturbing Dreamtography
Disturbing Dreamtography
Grape Frogg Brings a Unique Perspective to Imaginative Imagery
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Women As Clothes Racks
Women As Clothes Racks
Details Magazine Features Disturbing, Sexist Ads
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Visceral Shocktography
Visceral Shocktography
Chad Ward's Twisted Digital Apocalypse Art
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Stunning Nightmare Art
Stunning Nightmare Art
Loic Zimmerman Paints Horrific Yet Beautiful Portraits
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Disturbing Surreal Drawings
Disturbing Surreal Drawings
Yen Wei Illustrations Turn Reality on Its Head
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Visually Disturbing PSAs
Visually Disturbing PSAs
Juvenile Protective Association Ads Show Effect of Verbal Abuse
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Contorted Bodies as Art
Contorted Bodies as Art
Figure Studies Photography by Bill Durgin
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Horrifying Digital Manipulation
Horrifying Digital Manipulation
Deviant Art by Saber Core23 is Super Scary
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Female Cranial Fillets
Female Cranial Fillets
Disturbing Meat Cuts Look as if They're Human Flesh
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Fake Human Skin as Fashion
Fake Human Skin as Fashion
The SkinBag Collection by Olivier Goulet
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Disturbing Anti-Drug Ads
Disturbing Anti-Drug Ads
Montana Meth Project
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Terrifying Cannibalistic Art
Terrifying Cannibalistic Art
The Paintings of Karl Persson Are Unsavory
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Shocking Schoolgirl Art
Shocking Schoolgirl Art
Macabre Manifestations of the ‘Lolita' Japanese Schoolgirl
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Disturbing Nollywood Photos
Disturbing Nollywood Photos
Pieter Hugo Captures the Reality of the Nigeria's Films
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Painting Death
Painting Death
Disturbing Art by Fred Einaudi
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Mind-Bending Sketches
Mind-Bending Sketches
Alex Andreyev Draws Disturbing Nightmares
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Overtly Violent Art
Overtly Violent Art
Disturbing Photography by Alison Brady Looks Murderous
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Anti-Anorexia Art
Anti-Anorexia Art
Ivonne Thein's ‘Thirty-Two Kilos' Exhibit is Scary & Educative
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