cool creepy scarey art

I have never liked shock value Art. I don’t like watching horror movies. Heck, I don’t even enjoy watching dramas on television. Yet, Jeremy Forson’s artwork is very intriguing. Forson’s art is creepy; I’ll start with that.

There’s a high level of quality in his work, but that can’t be the sole reason for my interest despite the gruesome subject matter. There are plenty of quality horror movies out there that I avoid completely.

Most of his pieces have an unusual twist that goes beyond the typical “boo, I scared you” mentality. For example, in his “recent works” section is a painting of a scared army soldier squatting behind a ram. There are several bullets bouncing off the ram’s body and the ram has a “hey, what are you doing” look on his face. That painting is not the best example of Forson’s work because it’s not really scarey. But it does make you think. That’s the value of his work. It makes you pause and think about what’s going on.

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Mark R
Mark R
16 years ago

I agree that the quality of the work is good. However the coloring and the subject matter are a little too stark for my tastes. I would be interested to get the artists take on some of those pieces though.

Mark R
Mark R
16 years ago

Tauber was a strange bird. I remember that. Was he an art major???

Mark R
Mark R
16 years ago

No offense to him, but it was gonna take more than a nursing major for him to be able to pick up chicks.

Jeremy Forson
16 years ago

There’s really no need to retract anything. I get the “creepy” thing a lot. Actually, I like “creepy”, what I don’t like is creepy for the sake of creepy, or as you might say, shock art. I think when things are a little unsettling it makes them more interesting. I like to have a “long read” on my artwork, so I don’t put explainations next to them. People will make their own associations and meanings without me spelling it out. It’s like a book; you have to leave some things to be imagined. That’s how you can really connect to… Read more »

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