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Weird Art Month: Brian Despain

By Sam Reeve

I’ve studied, learned, grown and spent a lot of time as a professional artist making a decent living doing art, but in all that time and through all those jobs I’ve learned one all important thing. It was the time I spent, like the kid at the kitchen table, creating art for no other reason than sheer wonder of it all, that I was happiest.

–Brian Despain

Visit his website here to see more of his beautiful artwork.

Weird Art Month: Gwen Murphy

By Sam Reeve

Gwen Murphy has done a huge series she calls “Foot Fetish”, which has little to do with the sexualization of feet, but lots to do with shoes. Seems she used real shoes for these surreal and amusing sculptures, but if she didn’t, it doesn’t matter. They’re awesome! Check out her blog here to see them all.

Weird Art Month: Marcial Coba

By Sam Reeve

Marcial Coba is a young artist from Quito, Ecuador, and possesses a ridiculous amount of patience: his large oil paintings reportedly take months to complete. Check out his full portfolio here.

Weird Art Month: James Quigley – aka Gunsho

By Sam Reeve

James Quigley, born in 1974, is a self-taught artist who started his career at an early age doing album covers, gig posters and zine art for locals. Now he works with skateboard companies to produce insane deck art and t-shirts, and he created the artwork for an Andrew WK music video. Watch it below!

If you like cool prints and comics, I recommend checking out Gunsho’s store.

Weird Art Month: Matt Leines

By Sam Reeve

Strange creatures, geometric shapes, and lots of lines and colour. This is what you’ll find in Matt Leines’ artwork. This talented illustrator was born and raised in Totowa, New Jersey, but has since escaped to Brooklyn. See more of his work here, or check out his Etsy shop to buy cool prints, t-shirts and other fun stuff.

Weird Art Month: Dorian Cleavenger

By Sam Reeve

Whoah! December is almost over and then it’ll be 2014! Bizarro Central has some wonderful stuff in store, so stick around.

Dorian Cleavenger is known for his surreal fantasy paintings that depict hot, albeit often weird-looking ladies. He started out doing freelance work, sometimes for large corporations like Disney and US Steel, but even after moving onto illustrating comics and doing cover art, he still felt he needed to do his own thing. Now he primarily does his own original work and also teaches the Douglas Education Centre in Pennsylvania.

Weird Art Month: Justin Bartlett

By Sam Reeve

I hope everyone is having a very metal Christmas! I’m sitting in my dark house listening to Ulver. ‘Tis the season!

Justin Bartlett’s art is completely appropriate for this blackest of days and I just can’t get enough of it. His style is inspired by that of Nick Blinko of Rudimentary Peni (an equally amazing artist that you should totally check out). Justin has done work for bands like SUNN O))), Gorgoroth, Job For A Cowboy and Earache Records, and has appeared in publications like Vice Magazine and Adbusters Norway. See more of his work here.