Alex Pardee’s Shares His Nightmares in a New Monster Series
Movie monster artist and occasional John Locke portraitist Alex Pardee has been busy recently. He's compiled a sizable new exhibition's worth of beastly paintings - this time using his own concepts - and the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles has opted to give him some space to show them off through January 26.
Titled "Vertigo: A Decade of Hunting Nightmares," the series spans a range of toothy, bulging and disfigured creatures, several of which pack a kind of Dave McKean meets Clive Barker meets Akira vibe. The dream-inspired visions appear in 13 acrylic-on-cradled wood panel paintings, and each one has its own history spelled out.
If you like what you see, you may be interested to check out Pardee's higher profile work hitting theaters in March, as he contributed some designs to Zack Snyder's new film "Sucker Punch." (In fact, Pardee's involvement may be the best reason we've heard yet to go see it.)