Hell Bound

 - Oct 12, 2008
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Hell Bound is a book on new Gothic art featuring works by Wes Lang, Johnathan Meese, Tim Noble, Sue Webster, Pure Evil, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, and many more.

There's one common theme among all these artists: Gore, blood and skulls. In this new book on gothic art, Francesca Gavin, a writer and visual arts editor at Dazed & Confused asks, "Has anybody seen the devil?" Judging from some of the pieces in this book, the answer is a resounding yes, in many shapes and varieties.

The book presents us with many talented artists and their darker work. There is all the stuff youd expect--death, decay, horror, bones, mutilations and so forth--but Hell Bound is also the first book to focus on new gothic art, highlighting a new generation of contemporary artists who are increasingly obsessed with the darker things in life.

From these illustrators, street artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, installation artists, and painters, we find that they are all reflecting a renewed interest in gothic imagery. With over 150 works by 35 different artists, this book is a perfect postmodern fusion of pop references and general feelings of disturbance and discontent with modern life.