Review: Christopher George
The world is a wonderfully beautiful, bazar and some times creepy place. Not more so than through the eyes and mind of an artist’s imagination.
From film to music and literature, to painting that depict the inner most haunting thought of an artist, to the photographic works beyond the realms of what we actual see in the world that we pass through.
Mothmeister: ‘Weird And Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tails’ a new book by the artist duo open’s up a channel of vision and thought into their world, and into the natural landscapes and environment that are both beautiful and haunting in it’s isolation.
‘Weird And Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tails’ compiles a host of creative talents, from costume designers to make-up artist who have collaborated with the duo team Mothmeister to bring a bazar and perfectly produced body of work into a coffee table book.
Using locations from around the world to photograph these surreal creatures roaming through them, it’s a challenge to figure out how such a publication was art directed with such continuity.
Just like in the Victorian era, when deceased loved ones were photographed as a memento for grieving relatives, MOTHMEISTER immortalizes animals in an unusual and wonderful fairy-tale world.
This new book, MOTHMEISTER: Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales (Lannoo Publishers) also uncovers what is behind the mask; the artist duo's intriguing adventures in the world's most abandoned places to their untamed passion for taxidermy, masks, as well as intriguing on-the-road images.
The portraits in the book were mostly inspired by childhood dreams and nightmares with their passion for taxidermy, and the fascination with masks.
Weird And Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tails’ is a tribute to theses deceased, stuffed animals.
An enchanting book that will leave an impressions on you for years!
Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers
Illustrations: 240 color, 30 b&w Hardcover