(Art) The Noir Underworlds of Josh Courlas

Josh Courlas digital art

Josh Courlas is a New York-based digital artist who creates mysterious scenes out of an Adventuretime-like noir underworld, a dark video game of idols and edifices before which tiny figures hold lights. Like the work of Dawid Planeta and others, it is a variant of a new genre of art I have written about before: the casual hierophany.

I discuss the possible social and historical significance of this eruption and give numerous examples from the realm of fantastic art in The Old Gods.