It’s all about Death and Chaos
Misanthropic-Art started out as a hobby and by coincident. A friend of mine asked me if I could draw him a band logo. I eventually also did an album cover for him. After that I worked for a couple of friends which gave me some exposure within the scene and the request started coming in.
I describe my technique as mix between traditional and modern. I use acrylic paint, Faber Castel pencil and ink but also digital tools like my wacom tablet. But it really depends on the design I’m working on what fits best.
There isn’t much philosophy behind Misanthropic-Art. The idea was always to create artwork for underground metal bands, basically for music I like. Didn’t quite work out that way because I have to pay bills, but it’s getting there. Other than that it’s all about Death and Chaos, not in a spiritual way, but as an existential, scientific fact. Life ends and there is the unexplained chaos – two driving forces. No political or religious statements, nothing that restricts a concept within Death and Chaos.
Music and art are both entwined with each other. Music always had a visual aspect to me. Buying a nice and well designed LP helps to understand the musicians vision and brings it more to life. I use what bands tell me they want to see in their artwork. Of course that means an extensive use of crosses, pentagram and other occult symbols. I personally prefer to use plain symbolism like a human skull or my Misanthropic Art sigil. I’m not a fan to over symbolize everything. I mean especially the use of cryptic occult symbols to an extent where it just looks silly.
I like to draw inspiration from the old masters like Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré, Caspar David Friedrich, William Blake and a lot of Art Nouveau artists. Woodcuts, etchings, sketches of all kinds. Also 80’s and
90’s movies, architecture, northern mythology, christianity, pop culture.
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