This impressive volume is a collection of drawings, sketches and paintings created by Brazilian tattoo artist Joao Bosco. Skulls, dragons, snakes, sinister creatures, maidens and representations of death are the recurring subjects in the book, which the artist offers as a way to revisit and memorialize the old fantasy style.
Joao describes this book as a window into the intricacies of his mind, a view of the ghosts which crowd his imagination in the moment he starts to create a tattoo. In fact, Genesis was chosen as the title in order to capture this great artist’s creative gestures, and allow readers to participate in the birth of so many amazing works on skin.These images are not presented in any particular thematic or chronological order. On the pages of this volume you’ll find graphic combinations – references to the ambiance and visions from which Joao’s works on skin emerge.
“More than anything else, I’d like for people to understand the book as a way to revisit old times. I’m certainly not trying to reinvent the wheel, but yeah, I’d really be happy to see people looking at the ideas, subjects, themes and magic of those old fantasy times. I consider this book to be a tribute to the past, to keep the flame alive in the present. If I could describe this entire book with one song, I’d definitely choose Return to Fantasy by Uriah Heep”. (Joao Bosco)
THE VOLUME IS ENHANCED BY A FOLDER WITH 4 HIGH-QUALITY PRINTS THAT ARE READY TO BE FRAMED.
Text and contributions by: Miki Vialetto, Joao Bosco
• A unique source of inspiration for fans of the old fantasy style.
• A mix of different subjects: flowers, skulls, snakes, skeletons, and the classic old fantasy representation of death.
• An in-depth look at a big name in contemporary tattooing.