Anton Semenov is a digital horror artist from Russia. His dark Photoshop paintings thrill and disgust, eliciting an amalgam of opposing responses from the viewer. Seemingly born from a nightmarish imagination, Semenov’s Photoshop freaks dominate this artist’s paintings, challenging the viewer to continue looking upon their ghastly forms.
There is a sense of silence in Semenov’s paintings, a grey stillness found only in the aftermath of war or disaster. Anton Semenov poses his creatures and characters on top of this foundation of destruction, giving them what appears to be a painful, disturbing history. In some paintings, horrific empty-eyed faces stare out at the viewer in a manner that makes one think of the gas chambers of the European holocaust. Although many other artists have tackled such a macabre subject before, Semenov’s depiction reveals the anonymity and the dehumanization of the holocaust.
Anton Semenov’s dark surrealist paintings are designed to shock and thrill, rocking the viewer from one extreme reaction to another. The ghastly paintings are our deepest fears made real, a vision of what hell might just be like. For more horror art works from the digital master of the macabre, visit the artist on Deviantart.