by Suzanne on August 5th, 2012
Very special Wurzeltod® friend Alex CF is back from touring with his countless bands and being an incredibly
possessed tentacled mastermind unstoppable creative force, he has some fantastic things lined up for you.
First up is the joyous announcement of his 2nd London solo show which will be opening this Thursday, August 9, 6.30 PM (RSVP HERE!), at the best location I could possibly imagine for his creatures, namely the veritable Old Operating Theatre located in the time capsule roof space of the Baroque St. Thomas’ Church. It’s one of the oldest surviving operating theatres on earth and to have it filled with Alex‘s cryptozoological specimens is an absolute curatorial masterstroke.
You can find all the details for the show below. Tell your friends about it.
Fetal skeleton by Alex CF, 2012
In other news that would make the Elder Gods jealous, Alex has just released an entirely hand-cast, hand-painted action figure of the dark lord, Monsieur H. P., himself.
Limited to 50 figures only, Lovecraft comes with a comic, a shirt and a screen print, all created by Alex, in a black magnetic sealed box.
H. P. Lovecraft action figure set by Alex CF, 2012
Opening: Aug 9, 2012, 6.30 PM, RSVP HERE!
On show: Aug 10 – Sep 1, 2012
Hours: 10.30 AM – 5 PM daily
Admission: £6 adults, £3.50 children (all proceeds go to the Old Operating Theatre)
by Suzanne on August 28th, 2011
Budding Boy by Julie Heffernan, oil on canvas, 78 x 56 inches, 2010 – click to enlarge
Since it’s totally impossible to notice the subtleties, the intricate microcosms (see for instance the tiny ladder in Budding Boy bottom left), the cultivated pastoral or the symbiotic opulence which are all so very essential to Julie‘s work in an online reproduction, I would highly recommend you to go see Boy O Boy II in person if you happen to be in S.F..
The official reception is actually not until September 10, 4 – 7 PM. The exhibition will remain on show until October 29, 2011.
© Alex CF
Good news just reached us from Alex CF HQ: Alex’s acclaimed debut monograph Many Dead Things – The Specimens of Lord Merrylin will be released as a new edition. Click here for more details and here to pre-order your own copy.
The release is limited to 100 copies only – each of them signed – containing 140 pages of glorious cryptozoology, a foreword by the great Reece Shearsmith from League of Gentlemen and costs £30.
Finally, and for absolutely no reason other than CAUSE I FUCKING CAN, please enjoy these fabulous horror GIFs that were brought to my attention by the SameHat Tumblr. If you happen to have any information on their source and/or creator, please do get in touch.
by Suzanne on May 4th, 2011
Behold these news items of great importance and visual beauty that I found while clearing out my tabs…
Why make separate posts when you can squash everything together in one? EXACTLY!
DOUG FOSTER / UNKLE
Heretics’ Gate by Doug Foster/Unkle, photo by Wurzeltod , 2011 – click to enlarge
Last weekend, after my visit to Jealous, I took a stroll down Camden Road and ended up at the beautifully dilapidated St Michael’s church where Doug Foster is currently showing his Heretics’ Gate (music by UNKLE). Do check it out if you’re near Camden.
Improvisation avec Lizzie by Féebrile, 2011 – click to enlarge (slightly)
.. and staying goff, I stumbled upon Féebrile‘s most gorgeous photo yet. It’s entitled Improvisation avec Lizzie and it’s one of the most painting-like photographs my eyes have ever seen. Such beauty.
Pharaoh Nophru ka by Alex CF, 2011 – click to enlarge (slightly)
“Over the next year I will be making my own interpretation of alice in wonderland. Call it trite, but I believe my take on this classic childrens books will be original enough to warrant its creation. I am making all of the practical effects myself, and I am slowly but surely roping in a number of friends to help me film, edit and produce the short. I am looking for anyone willing to help out, from location seeking to costume to acting.
→ Read on
Yes, he’s back. The Elder Gods have heard our prayers.
OLIVIER TEXIER’S TAROT TARE
You can buy it here for ridiculously cheap €25.
10LEC6 + OKAMOTO
Estelle Hanania shared this amazing video with the internets the other day and I thought you might like it too. Filmed by Simon Bernheim.
I SAW THE DEVIL
Shit title, great film. Go see it.
by Suzanne on February 25th, 2011
Vampiric Anatomical Biological Research Case by Alex CF, 2010
Exciting news from Alex CF – master of many dead things in jars: He’s planning to do a small London group show and is currently looking for like-minded artists/creators/collectors who are interested in collaborating on such an event.
“I am seeking creators of things, collectors, makers for a small exhibition. London based, maybe east.”
– Alex CF
L’enfant Diabolique by Alex CF, 2010
All I can say is that Alex CF‘s London solo show in June 2010 – that I had the great pleasure co-organising – blew people’s minds and left many scarred for life. And that’s precisely what a good show SHOULD achieve.
This is an amazing opportunity to work with one of the very best in cryptozoological creature art so please do get in touch with him either on his blog or by email at alex.cf(at)hotmail.co.uk if you have what it takes.
And while we’re at it, make sure to also check out Alex’s new illustration blog Blackmonger with beautiful illustrations for his new band Light Bearer amongst others, as well as his ever growing Encyclopædia Obscura – a fortean Alex CF almanac of epic proportions.
by Suzanne on February 17th, 2011
So yeah, I’m down with ze flu, I have weird spider/bedbug bites all over my body (WTF?), I’m in the foulest of moods and it was my birthday the other day and apart from Facebook people no-one sent me any messages let alone presents AND YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE PRESENTS. I therefore decided to hate you all for at least 9 minutes starting now. Boooo!
Today, it’s the anniversary of the vaginal expulsion of Alex CF and an aurora borealis might be visible if you live in the northern parts of this beautiful kingdom. Tomorrow’s full moon and on Tuesday I’m going to see this beauty with The Fenner® (yeah, I don’t what’s up with the music either…):
Things could be shittier.
P.S.: I owe lots of you emails and will get back to you as soon as I’m feeling better.
by suzanne_tumblr on May 19th, 2010
Proudly introducing Alex CF’s Enfant Diabolique and my sweet little Tweety. Aren’t they just adorable?
Photo © Wurzeltod
by Suzanne on May 12th, 2010
Brace yourselves for an epic series of global exhibition announcements. We start with this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England where David Cameron and Nick Clegg are currently trying to convince us that they’re not actually alien androids but BFF. We’ll then move on to see what’s going on in Germany and France and end our little journey through the arts in the New World.
L’enfant Diabolique by Alex CF, mixed media, 2010 – click to enlarge
The exhibition will take place at the Superette Gallery just off Brick Lane from May 27 – June 2, 2010.
Werewolf Anatomical Research Case by Alex CF, mixed media, 2008 – click to enlarge
Alex will be in attendance throughout the show and sign his monograph at the opening reception. I will mainly try to look existential and starved cause that’s what people generally seem to do in Brick Lane.
Anyhow, do come along and bring your friends, rats, pickled brains, hangovers and exaggerated praise!
Public opening reception: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 6 – 9 PM | RSVP
On show: May 27 – June 2, 2010
by Suzanne on February 12th, 2010
Incarnation by Mark Ryden, oil on panel, 72 x 48 inches, 2009 – click to enlarge
Ah, I like etymologically correct art.
This just in for Rydenophiles: In celebration of Abe Lincoln’s 201st birthday which we’re celebrating today, Porterhouse Fine Art Editions are holding a one-day only sale with 50% off their entire online shop range.
Sale ends tonight midnight PST. Which is Pacific Standard Time, FYI, not an angry request to STFU.
In other news, congrats to Len for winning the last competition! Weeee! Rosemarie Trockel’s Replace Me was of course based on Courbet’s L’origine du monde from 1866. Well done! Your present is on its way.
“I don’t want to swim around, I want to fucking kill things.”
And finalemente, my unsolicited two pennies on an occurrence that in the past 24 hours has been emetically exploited by the fashion blogosphère:
When will the world learn that those who write their own requiems eventually die?!
Kate Moss hologram from Alexander McQueen AW06 show
It’s not even sad, it just… consequence and logic. It’s so relative how, when (and even if ever) the creativity of ones lifetime unfolds; to say that McQueen was too young to die is so very presumptuous and insulting looking at his ripe oeuvre.
He doesn’t owe us anything, anymore. In my eyes, he was a 230-year-old noble yet permanently hungry fashion vampire who has seen it all before – the decadent gluttony, the insane grandeur, the ethereal beauty, the auratic melancholy – and it’s this what became his creation. It’s not going to go away. So just let him go now, please.
by suzanne_tumblr on November 13th, 2009
Bring your saddest Goodbye Fall of Efrafa face. And sparklers.
Illustration © Alex CF
by suzanne_tumblr on October 19th, 2009
Please note that I generally climb mountains in Adidas® shoes. I’m hardcore like that.
And yes, these are cable car lines in the background. But those are for the Americans and the Japanese (they can fit twice as many of the latter in than the former, it’s a fact!), not for the Swiss and the English. Oh, no!