Sishir Bommakanti’s Warped, Emotional Figures

Sishir Bommakanti is a freelance illustrator and designer out of Sarasota, Florida. Bommakanti employs some really creative technique in the creation of warped, figurative paintings. Definitely right at home with the work of Francis Bacon, maybe  just a little WK Interact (+ color), as well.

More images after the jump, as well as a really cool process video.

Gerald Collings’ Meat Faces Of Death

Gerald Collings‘ paintings are  a perfect mix between Francis Bacon and your local butcher shop. These layered paintings look like they have been to hell and back. With images of skinned faces, torn apart rib cages, and bodies in various states of decay, they have become the ultimate test for how grotesque an image can be while still remaining a rich and seductive work of art.

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Wilson McLean’s Jazz Portraits

I usually don’t post work like this but there’s something going on in Wilson McLean’s paintings of Jazz musicians and portraits that caught my eye. Maybe it’s the surprise of seeing a more traditional illustrative painting style mixed with hommages to Francis Bacon and David Hockney.

Andrew Davis’s Brutal Faces

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22 year old painter Andrew Davis makes violent paintings that remind me of a mix between Leon Golub and Francis Bacon.

Classic Francis Bacon Interview

Even after his death Francis Bacon remains one of the most interesting painters. Above is a two part interview with him from 1966