"You may be surprised to hear that I don't intend to depress you or frighten you. That said, many of my visuals can be considered scary, or at least gloomy. But that is simply intrinsic to dark art and we all have some common unsettling associations with darkness itself. Some of us find a kind of comfort. I am just not comfortable surrounded by bright colors — I need the addition of an anchor of black.
But for me, black is as visual as it is emotional. In some ways a mere mechanism of contrast and simplification. In the end, the products of imagination are most important. I'd love the viewer to see something new and feel a sense of intrigue, even whimsy! And while many of my paintings and sculptures do incubate in the worlds of chronic depression and disenchantment, even those do not end there and wallow in terror or pain — as is often the case with my influences, like Giger or Beksinski. My works are ultimately open narratives that could have any nature of endings."
Zachary Knight is an American artist whose fine art is often dark, surreal, erotic, or any combination thereof. A self-taught artist since childhood, Zachary has explored many methods and subjects over the years, and most of his work is mixed media, whether two-dimensional or sculptural. He has also found creative expression in web production and interactive development through a 15-year professional freelance career.