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Daniel K Sparkes Juxtaposes Reality with Ruthless Imagination

 - Feb 24, 2013
References: danielksparkes & artnau
Daniel K Sparkes's mixed media illustrations combine portrait, scenery and pet photos with brute detailing. The artist cuts the subject's figures ruthlessly by the limbs and places creepy cartoon life forms on them.

Sparkes makes it look as though the subject's faces and limbs have been eaten alive by an industrialized time frame and diseased with an incurable force.

The subjects' unfazed stance with their decaying body parts resembles a twisted zombie movie. Though instead of turning into zombies, the photographs turn into living habitats for what looks like industrial alien colonies.

The artist's cartoony illustrations are morbid but very clever. Furthermore, the mixed media has been integrated in an admirably smooth manner.