Collection: NIAD Windows Exhibition: The Ultimate NIAD Hard-Core Horror Metal Art Show, Selected By Alan Perez


About the exhibition

"Bonfires burning bright
Pumpkin faces in the night
I remember Halloween ...

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
Candy apples and razor blades
Little dead are soon in graves
I remember Halloween"

-The Misfits

Hey, my name's Alan. I mostly work with clay and mixed media. I love making creepy and sick art. I hope you enjoy it -- I do. 

About the artist

Alan Perez is an artist who is interested in the dark side. His work may not always be the nicest or the friendliest, but to be honest with you, he’s more interested in the darkness and mysteries of life. 

From bands like Misfits to filmmakers like Tim Burton to writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Alan is very interested in popular culture’s ideas of the dark side, too. Alan is an enthusiastic horror film fan and often reinterprets classic horror film icons in clay like Michael Myers from the Halloween film serial.

Additionally, Alan is frequently inspired by graphic novels, including Watchmen and Batman. In contrast to his interests in contemporary metal music and comics, he admires the craftsmanship of master painters such as Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci.  Alan is a multidisciplinary artist who works in charcoal, paint, fiber, mixed media and ceramics. While he enjoys many materials, he identifies as a sculptor first, noting that sculpture is much more real and much more appealing to him.

This exhibition was created with the support of NIAD Studio Facilitators Em Kettner and Chelsea Smith.

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