The Art of the X-Files: Inspired by Chris Carter's X-Files

9780002558860: The Art of the X-Files: Inspired by Chris Carter's X-Files

A collection of stunning original pieces of art – in full colour throughout – inspired by the hugely successful X-Files TV show. An innovative visual publication, The Art of The X-Files presents original art by one hundred emerging and established artists from different disciplines and media.

This unique addition to The X-Files list is a celebratory compilation of original artwork created especially for the book, to show the influence The X-Files has had on the contributing artists.

The X-Files is the television phenomenon of the nineties. Over eight million viewers tune in to this highly addictive show, which sees the electric pairing of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI detectives Mulder and Scully investigating strange cases of the paranormal.

The artists invited to participate in the book include painters, photographers, animators, graphic designers in print and digital media. They have created work that reflects their unique and personal inspiration from The X-Files: as a cultural phenomenon, as a new chapter in television history and as an engrossing cosmic mystery.

This is a high profile project which will attract considerable media interest.

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Reflecting our world in a uniquely haunting way, 'The X-Files' has engendered a new look of mystery, conspiracy, phenomenon, and fear. These enigmatic, elusive images have had a profound and compelling impact on our visual reality, both feeding into and drawing from mainstream America's fascination with the subversive, the disowned, and the disillusioned. This innovative volume, a visual response to Chris Carter's dark, uneasy creation, collects the works of more than sixty cutting-edge artists.

Representing a cross section of contemporary visual arts, these photographers, painters, sculptors, graphic designers, and digital media artists have produced works that reflect their personal interpretation of 'The X-Files': as a cultural phenomenon, as a new chapter in television history, as an engrossing cosmic conspiracy. Many pieces are accompanied by a statement from the artist, explaining the inspiration behind his or her contribution – ranging from an episode to a line of dialogue, from a particular incident to the theme within the entire series. Illustrated with video stills from the episodes, this volume shows the strong influence of 'The X-Files' imagery on the artistic mind.

In his introduction to this powerful collection of images, acclaimed writer William Gibson notes that 'The X-Files' 'is a disturbing and viscerally satisfying expression of where we've come from, where we are today, and all those places we simultaneously yearn and dread to go'. Startling, beautiful, and thought-provoking, this unusual volume expands the creative vision of 'The X-Files', and of contemporary art itself.

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The artwork has been created by a number of different American artists, using many varying innovative styles.

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