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Beyond the Dark…Lucas Ruggieri

Lucas Ruggieri crafts epics in small spaces. His detail is incredible – the texture leaps off of the page, your eyeballs roll across it like braille, feeling tattered cloth, the decaying feathers, the blood of the sacrifice pouring down your cheeks. His subject matter varies greatly, from genital mutilation to the human pulmonary system, and blood is a constant reminder of mortality and pain in his work. However, he doesn’t stray into the gore aspect of some of his influences, and instead presents a darkness that is mitigated by a true appreciation for his subjects. One of my favorite of his pieces is his KYLESA “Artery” shirt design for their 2012 European tour, the way that the myriad of flesh and veins spreads its roots, while the unseeing head above it radiates with power and knowledge. He works in ink and in etchings, and with fine lines, he coaxes the life out of every corner of his pictures. After the jump, check out a gallery of his work, and take yourself on a journey beyond the dark.

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