Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine – Issue #24

We are back with our 24th instalment of Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine, which includes image features from Jeff Mancilla, BIP, Sasha Blot, Sabek and interviews with Ernest Doty, Dee Skulls, MEDIAH, SHOK and Mear One. Click on the image or link HERE to read for free.

Faik – Dream Mode

Our friends FAIK, or Faik Art, recently sent over a nice illustration they recently completed entitled “Dream Mode”. Here’s what the artists said about the piece:

” DREAM MODE ~ Creating an army with our alliance, we glide closer to the ground every day.”

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Nick Giassullo – Various Illustrations

Nick Giassullo is a digital artist working in the film industry for the past six years in San Francisco, Vancouver BC, Los Angeles, & Portland OR. In the 1990’s Nick naturally started out as an artist working in the medium of oil paints, pen & ink, printmaking, and traditional photography. In the early 2000’s he started gravitating more towards digital work with a growing passion for film. Since then he’s been motivated by the future of technology and how it can help push the craft for clients and his personal creative endeavors. Nick has contributed for projects such as FX Original Taboo featuring Tom Hardy, Netflix Original Stranger Things, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, San Andreas, & Iron Man 3.

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Timothy Curtis – Various Paintings

Timothy Curtis (also known as Agua) was born Philadelphia, Pa and is a self-taught artist who started his career at the age of nine in the streets of Philadelphia and creates awesome graphic painting work. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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ColorOrgy – Various Works

Investigating the process of expectations, ColorOrgy explores the relationship of daily life with popular culture and mass media. Using clean lines and brilliant color theories to invoke nostalgia, he subtly asks the viewer to reflect on what lies beneath the surface using their own memories. Blending the aesthetics of middle class values with provocative imagery, ColorOrgy challenges everyday subject matter.

His paintings are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence, he makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing. ColorOrgy parodies mass media and exaggerates formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, creating evocative and absurd moments that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere and the images become a memory of an event that will never take place.

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Merve Morkoç – Various illustrations

Merve Morkoç is an Istanbul based artist who studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and creates in a variety of mediums from murals to digital art. Morkoç recently sent us a selection of new illustrative work that focus on surreal portraiture.

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The Art of Chase – New Mural in Hollywood

Mural artist The Art of Chase recently completed a giant new mural in in Hollywood featuring eyes stacked on top of one another all done in his signature graphic aesthetic. The mural can be found on Fountain and La Brea in Hollywood for Trendsetters Barber Shop.

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