Albums Done By Contemporary Artist Stephen Kasner
Art lovers have all heard of Stephen Kasner, a contemporary artist and also one of the most controversial ones around. Your mind will either be blown away at his dark talent or you will have vicious nightmares. Either way he is a remarkable contemporary artist of outstanding talent and dark vision. If you are a heavy- metal lover, chances are that you have one of his art pieces as his work graces many album covers.
Some of the famous works done by contemporary artist, Stephen Kasner on specific covers are:
Khlyst – Chaos Is My Name – James Plotkin, one of his friends contacted him to do the work. He received a mix of the music, which is challenging and atypical. Stephen Kasner doesn’t have any illusions that everybody will like or understand this artwork done, but he loves the complete freedom he received with the work. Listening repeatedly to the disc of music he was inspired and satisfied with the result.
Himsa – Hail Horror – He had free rein also in the making of the album from Himsa and proud of the fact that the package has feminine qualities.
Eyes of Fire – Ashes to Embers – On this piece Stephen Kasner used digital manipulation, using painting in progress, which he photographed and brought it all together. Surprisingly many people doesn’t realize that it is a digital art work, but refers to it as a painting.
Trephine – Self – Titled – done for very good friends of his.
Ruhr Hunter – Torn of This – Stephen Kasner photographed dead, frozen birds, which was brought to him for reasons unknown even to him, by several people. It seemed very appropriate to use these photographs on the album as the music relates to darkness in nature. If you like grim pictures of decapitated birds, well…then it is pretty cool!!