Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Seth Siro Anton’s Beautiful Nightmares

Seth is an artist from Athens, Greece and he covers all the bases in art - creating works from paintings, sculptures and digital photography - as well as music with his metal band Septic Flesh. His works have a darkly primal basis in anatomical breakdowns, de-structuring and peeling away - to reveal surreal textures, morphed beings and juxtapositions. They also have a clean elegance of design focus - hence he has created many killer album covers.

An excerpt from an interview with Paradise Lost:
“In my paintings, I usually start with something random and completely abstract. I take nude pictures as a subject whom I take through coloring and painting and eventually using Photoshop, I blend inside the painting. I add more painting on top of that with acrylics and other materials (oils, air spray etc) and I end up with a new picture. I am trying to create a composite technique combining sculpturing layout, painting and photography. I work the subject with digital processing using Photoshop and Painter. Naturally, I have been helped a lot by the experience gained when I was studying at the University of Fine Arts in Athens .” LINK

(Originally posted in the Eclectix  "Bad To The Bone" Issue, Sept-Oct. 2011,
 along with the permanent online exhibit of anatomy-related art, LINK HERE.)