A B O U T

Kevin Storrar is a UK based artist with a practice in painting and drawing, mainly in traditional media, but also digital, print, and animation.

Visit the STORE to see various items and projects produced by the studio, or explore the PROJECTS pages to see collections of works.

The work focuses on the formation of cultural belief-traditions and values, especially those that might be considered esoteric, supernatural, and fringe, and their impact on culture. Typical subject matter includes folk mythology, supernatural beliefs, conspiracy theories, the development of religions and cults, and magical rituals. 

Projects have included an in-depth study of the UFO phenomenon, a scattershot exploration on the formation of Western psychology,  interpretations of magical rituals as described in occult grimoires, and the process of developing a creation mythology.

Ongoing research includes, an animated essay on the role of ostension in shaping conspiracy belief following the assassination of JFK; and a research publication exploring the link between pseudoscience and the supernatural in the context of attitudes to autistic spectrum disorder.

Publications include:

  • Salutem Machina: Selected Drawings 2017 + 18, Dark Corners Publishing (2018)
  • And They Witness Light Across the Sky: Belief in the Age of UFOs, Dark Corners Publishing, (2017)

Illustration work:

  • George Saunders Critical Essays, Philip Coleman and Steve Gronert Ellerhoff [Eds], Palgrave Macmillan (2017)
  •  Tales From the Internet, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Norbert Allen Books (2015)
  • Time’s Laughingstocks, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Norbert Allen Books (2013)

Education:

  • MA (Art Gallery Studies), University of Leicester
  • MA (Fine Art), Lancaster University
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

 

To keep updated with regular activity follow the artist on Instagram @Kevin.storrar