The mystic and occult works of Denis Forkas Kostromitin

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I got introduced to the work of today’s featured artist when I came across a review for the new Behemoth album ‘The Satanist’. I’m not really a Behemoth fan – it’s a bit too upbeat for my taste, I like my metal slow and depressed – but with a gorgeous album cover and fantastic reviews I gave the album a try anyway. Unfortunately we still didn’t match, but I was happy anyway since I came across a brilliant new artist to feature on Bleaq. Denis Forkas Kostromitin is his name, currently living and working in Moscow, Russia. Growing up in the austere Soviet environment Denis Forkas plunged into the world of Greek and Egyptian mythology and mysticism, influences you’ll still be able to see in his esoteric work. When the iron curtain dropped Denis found himself indulged in the works of Levi and Crowley as well as anonymous scriptures on alchemy and ceremonial magic. His paintings combine all these influences with a classic style in which he explores mystic and occult realms. Enjoy!

Denis Forkas Kostromitin website

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– The piece used for the Behemoth album cover 

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Thanks for reading! What do you think of Denis’ work?

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  • Denis is without any doubt one of the biggest artist of our time, his work remind me a bit of Goya’s etching in some points, you should also check out mexican artist David Herrerias which is another occult themed artist.

    • Agree, there are definitely some references to Goya in his work, even some of the other classic masters – especially when it comes to the use of light and shadow.

      And thank you so much for sharing David Herrerias, I didn’t know his work yet and I love it!

  • Denis has been a huge inspiration and influence in my work for a couple of years.

    Always blown away by his work.

  • Totally. What everyone else said.

    What a blessed talent.

    There’s something in his art, this sublime, utterly, utterly deep ‘something’, which resonates with me that I don’t think any other painter (and not just of our times) has been able to convey.

  • Btw Karol, not the biggest fan of ‘digital art’ tbh, but I really digging your work man. Not only technically brilliant, but also very tasteful and elegant. Love it.

  • Satanism is not cool. That is why the guy is sick and schizophrenic. You, Brits, are all ready for your brain chips, since you are slaves by nature in your deadly hierarchical hereditary tyranny. Only a slave can enjoy the suffering of others, the dark side, menace, and destruction. I really pity you, and surely all of you the fans of sick and schizophrenic Denis will find your punishment. I truly say to you: every Satanist will reincarnate as a monkey. And poor lost soul Denis will reincarnate as a skunk. All of your erroneous understanding of nature, science, philosophy, esoterica, mysticism, based upon parasitism and demonism, will come back upon you. All souls that you murdered in your colonial wars will haunt you down. You, pitiable opium traders and slave owners… Those who call Aristotle a mad man for saying that happiness is in the disinterested contemplation of the divine energeia. All these so called “art pieces” by this schizophrenic Denis are the manifestation of the parasite psyche of yours.

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