Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chris Buzelli and the mythical Krampus

Chris Buzelli finished a new piece called "And the Children Shall Inherit the Earth". The piece is based on the legend of Krampus, a mythical creature recognized in alpine countries.

The piece will be showcased at The Blab! Show which is at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery. The show opens this Friday, August 12th, 2011.
Also part of this show are the talented Nicoletta Ceccoli, Marc Burckhardt, Martin Wittfooth, Jason Holley, Erik Sandberg, Travis Louie, Jana Brike, Dan May, Shag, Ana Bagayan, Laurie Hogin, Derek Nobbs, Andrew S. Arconti, Ryan Heshka, Owen Smith, Brian Despain, Mark Garro, Juliana Swaney, Shag, Andy Kehoe, Alex Kuno, Fred Stonehouse and Yoko D'Holbachie.
You can see a preview of all art at

Chris Buzelli - "And the Children Shall Inherit the Earth"

Chris Buzelli - detail work 1

Chris Buzelli - detail work 2

Chris Buzelli - detail work 3
From Chris' blog:
"This Friday night, August 12th, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, my painting "And the Children Shall Inherit the Earth" will be in The Blab Show curated by Monte Beauchamp. The show revolves around the theme of Krampus. Who is Krampus? In early 19th century European folklore, Krampus was a creepy devilish figure who accompanied St Nicolas during the Christmas season. If you were a good boy or girl, St. Nick gave you gifts, but if you were bad then you got a visit by Krampus who would punish and spank you with his switch and hopefully not carry you away in his sack! I really think we need to bring the Krampus tradition back."

A final image of the piece while still in Chris' studio:
Chris Buzelli - Studio shot