“The Last Man on Earth”: Melancholy Aesthetics in Chilling Photoworks by Jermaine Saunders

Jermaine Saunders is an LA based designer and motion artist.

“I love to create artwork by parodying mass media exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society. Investigating the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of it’s effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realm of our imagination,” he writes. Continue reading »

“The Lonely Astronaut”: Melancholy Photography Series by Karen Jerzyk

According to a photographer Karen Jerzyk: “As a part of her “The Lonely Astronaut” photographic series (started in 2017), I used the empty New York City streets as a futuristic dystopian backdrop to accompany a single lone astronaut during the covid pandemic. Using my friend’s 12-year-old daughter, Kiera, in the astronaut suit, I visited otherwise extremely populated areas like Times Square, The Brooklyn Bridge, and Chinatown.” Continue reading »

The Velvet Kingdom: Diverse Regions of Southern Europe in Cinematic and Melancholy Photoworks by Henri Prestes

Photography series created in diverse regions of Southern Europe, crossing through its misty fields, snow mountains and small villages, exploring narratives of solitude and melancholy. Henri Prestes is a Portuguese fine art photographer based in Southern Europe. Continue reading »

“Perfect Darkness”: Foggy Nights and Melancholy Landscapes in Cinematic Photographs by Henri Prestes

The moody and melancholic aesthetic that pervades the work of Henri Prestes, a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern Europe, looks and feels exactly like a suspense film… You can almost hear music as you look at them. Continue reading »

“A Summer Night’s Melancholy”: Surreal Paintings Of Michael Sowa

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Michael Sowa (b.1945) is a German artist known for his whimsical, surreal and stunning paintings often featuring animals. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin for seven years, spent a brief time as an art teacher and then became a painter. Continue reading »

Urban Melancholy: Night Cityscapes By The Artist Alexey Butyrsky

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Alexey Butyrsky is a professional artist from Moscow, Russia. His paintings have been shown at exhibitions in Russia, England, and the USA. Alexey’s focal area is now cityscapes: tranquillity and a special melancholy evening mood is felt in each his painting. Continue reading »