Difficult toinnovate in terms of painting, when everything has already been done ... However, Blake Neubert took up the challenge handily, with these disturbing yet fascinating works. This artist, specialist of thehorror, creates the surprise in an original way by unveiling paintings to double meaning ; and make your worst nightmares a reality.
The principle is simple: one painting over the other. By system of juxtaposition, just the painter to scratch the first layer of paint on the surface, to reveal the dark secrets hidden behind the facade. An ingenious and creative trick that perfectly serves the purpose of these works, profound in meaning.
Blake is a genius of misappropriation, and especially about the popular culture ; but one can also feel a strong influence of vintage paintings of the 50's, advertising style or even pin up. In short, the artist plays with established codes and enjoys showing the hidden faces of the greatest emblematic figures of the last century.
Diverse and varied, tackling all eras, many of these paintings can refer to current events as well as to the past. When he's not busy doing the portrait of celebrities present-day (Beyoncé, Post Malone, Ellen Degeneres ...), Blake prefers to paint the sordid fate of the greatest serial-killers Americans, such as Ed Gein (aka Leatherface), John Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo the Clown) or even Charles Manson.
But beware, this one is also a painter engaged ! (What versatility!) Through his works, Blake denounces societal problems such as the exclusion of Amerindian peoples from the American continent, as well as the Weinstein affair. Whatever the case may be, the main theme of the works remains the same: thehorror. The artist seeks to destabilize the viewer and take him out of his comfort zone by confronting him with reality, sometimes hard to discern first impressions ...
And if you want to see more, do not hesitate to check out his Instagram! Of course, if you prefer to stay in the mood to make you fearstake a look at this Russian painter who paints works, simply terrifying.
Imagined by: Blake Neubert