A new exhibition of artwork by writer, artist and filmmaker Clive Barker opens at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica this month.
Entitled Wunderkammer the show brings together Barker’s more recent oil paintings depicting the “unseen world of fantasy co-existing with our own reality.” Wunderkammer means “a place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited.”
Barker is of course best known for his superlative work as a writer and producer of fantasy-horror fiction and film. His novels include The Hellbound Heart, Weaveworld, Imajica, Abarat and The Scarlet Gospels. While as producer or director he has made the movies Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Candyman and Lord of Illusion.
Barker divides his day between writing, filmmaking and painting. The painting he usually does in the evening around seven when he dons his “painting clothes” and goes into his studio. His artwork has been exhibited across the world and included in books and magazines.
Wunderkammer opens at the Copro on August 6th-27th. All of the paintings are for sale—details here.
‘Demons of Night and Day.’
‘3 Beasts Devouring Each Other.’
More of Clive Barker’s paintings after the jump…