With Christmas decorations popping up everywhere it’s not hard to notice December is just around the corner. I love the cold, short days of December: it’s always such an odd month due to its holidays. As an early Christmas present I collected tons of great links and music for you this month, so sit back and enjoy :)
This month on Bleaq
- Classic portraits of innocence and pop-culture by Bethany Marchman
- Ghostly comic influenced illustrations by Lenka Simeckova
- Glamorous portraits on exquisite canvases by Redd Walitzki
- Spotlight #18: Laura of Hunter Gatherer Chicago on her fascinating jewelry
- Fantastic, surreal drawings by Rebecca Yanovska
- Futuristic portrait photography by Evelyn Bencicova
- Uncanny analog photography by Nadja Sveir
- Edgy fashion editorial collages by Stephanie Lopes Simoes
- Dark fashion with a raw edge by Tereza Otahalikova
- Creative analog portraits by Letizia Iman Scalco
- Vintage inspired circus illustrations by Julian de Narvaez
- Layered portraits by Gaia Alari (Marie Esther)
- omgliterallydead is the best thing I found on Instagram ever. It’s parodies on quirky white girls’ Instagram feeds is hilarious.
- I love art installations that take over a complete gallery space. This cloud installation by Kohei Nawa looks amazing, as does this green meadow by Per Kristian Nygård
- If you find yourself in New York soon make sure to check out the exhibit William Mortensen: American Grotesque at the Stephen Romano Gallery. The teasers look amazing.
- The art of people looking at art
- I love these photos: the hidden mothers of the Victorian Era
- This is such a fun idea: ‘Sequel’ is an art show displaying movie posters of sequels that were never made. I love Ruben Ireland’s poster for Labyrinth II.
- I’m not much of a gamer (basically because I suck at it) but every now and then I find a game I love. This month I played Never Alone, a beautiful tale about Alaskan Natives, myths and folklore. The artwork alone is worth it, the game looks stunning.
– Never Alone trailer
Is there anything better than being at home on a cold winter night, filling your house with candles and playing your favorite records? Don’t think so! This is what I’ve been listening to lately.
Darkher just released her first ep, The Kingdom Field, and it’s majestic. It’s dark and spooky, my only remark it it’s just four songs ;) Recommended if you enjoy Chelsea Wolfe.
When I wasn’t playing Darkher this month I was probably listening to the new album by The Birthday Massacre, Superstition. Although poppier than their early work I love it, you will too if you enjoyed ‘Hide and Seek’. Favorite song: ‘Diaries’! Recommended if you like fun, poppy rock music with an edge.
Last but not least I’d like to recommend Then It All Came Down by Wrekmeister Harmonies. You can listen to the album on Spotify. With its superb mix of dark ambient, drone and doom this is a perfect record for December. Recommended if you won’t mind feeling depressed after listening to a record ;)
That’s all for today! I wish you all a lovely sunday and will see you tomorrow for another great artist feature.
Header image via Unsplash. Photo by Roland Batke-Mutschler.