INSIDE #21, $14, 8½” x 11”, glossy/color, 60 pgs.

Jul 20, 2021

A long-running art magazine out of Germany, Inside traverses some dark nooks of the art world. The cover itself is a hyper-realistic image of a tongue popsicle, if that gives you an idea. Lots of realist images involving blood, boobs, and teeth. I know it’s kinda trite to dilute artists’ work down to simplistic terms like that, but that’s a lot of what we’re looking at here. Witness the stitched, hairless rat queen by Jokiargu. The candied human heart pie by Qi Xuan Lim. The Mark Ryden-esque heads by SRBGENk. Honestly, Inside comes across as a much more intense, graphic version of Juxtapoz. Real-ass outsider shit. I didn’t care for the majority of the artists featured, but the editor should be lauded for what appears to be a truly international effort, and for the fact that the production values of this full-color glossy magazine are absolutely outstanding. If you like the weird stuff, you can’t do much better than this. –Keith Rosson (Inside, PO Box 2266, D-54212 Trier, Germany)

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