2015-11-09 17:59:26

Lithuanian visual artist Regimantas Rope creates realistic design works using traditional techniques, yet his subject is rather unusual… The broken open heads, the floating corpses, the living dead, and motives of the raw human flesh. These provocative designs are not for the faint of heart, however, if you are like many people with a penchant for the morbid, these designs will allure you into the dark depths. Trust us.

For those of you who are not familiar with the term “morbid art”, it stands for artwork that illustrates a very shocking or even death like mood. It is also worth mentioning that morbid art has many different variations starting from its grotesque scenes to its dark and abnormal subjects such as those expressed in Regimantas Rope’s design works.

But, have you ever thought what draws us to the darker side? Why are we all at some point attracted to the dark sides of reality, shocking and, sometimes, even unpleasant things, including morbid art?

According to many psychologists, attraction to horror and sometimes violent forms of art, whether it’s a design artwork, a movie or a song is a natural reaction of our brain. The so called, natural curiosity helps us to prevent the real life danger and uncertainty as well as teaches us how to deal with rather obnoxious real life situations.

In terms of design and art, in general, many visual creators claim that the main reason behind their attraction to morbidity when creating a different type of art is, actually, the feeling of something new, real, and honest that it provides. Ultimately, with all provocative art you are instigating some kind of reaction…

All in all, there’s something exciting and intriguing about the abnormal, dysfunctional and morbid art. Perhaps, it’s committing to something new and taking it to the next level. It’s about converting yourself into a different form of beauty. After all, beauty has a dark side, isn’t it?

You can find more of Regimantas' design works here: