Belak's new spin on classic horror, monsters and all things dark has garnered him quite the cult following over the last decade! From the most obscure and seldom mentioned creatures of the night to traditionally famous monsters, Belak takes great care revamping reinventing and recreating them with his sui generis technique.
Like many artist's, he does not classify his art in any one style however unlike most artists, his work simply cannot be classified. His paintings have a dash of surrealism in that they appear to be something one would see in a dreamlike state, yet also have hints of post impressionism, abstract figurative, street art, Orphism and expressionism. Most of all, they provoke the viewer feel something. He truly has created his own genre.
When viewing his work, one cannot help but picture the characters he creates in a motion fantasy film. Vaughn Belak's creatures are unique in that each subject displays a sentiment that you would not normally attribute to a monster, be it loneliness, sorrow, heartbreak, love, vulnerability or innocence. This rare aptitude to humanize has truly changed the face of horror and brought to light the attraction and appeal our society has to darker side of life.
The quality I like most about Belak's work is that at first glance you see horror, but after looking deeper you may just see yourself. I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next; this man is a true master of his craft. If you are in the Orlando area, Belak will be unveiling his newest paintings at Will's Pub on November 20th, 2009 from 6- 9 PM. If you want learn more about this spellbinding painter or his work, you can visit http://vaughnbelak.com. In a world of "cookie cutter" artists, it is refreshing to see individuality come to life.