Hellmouth: Pt 1

A painting that I started pre-covid but that is quite fitting for 2020.

Inspired by the medieval idea of a ‘Hellmouth’, or the entrance to hell, imagined as a gaping mouth of a huge monster mostly in medieval Ango-Saxon art, I wanted to reimagine the apocalypse in a modern context.

Usually visions of hell in traditional European paintings concern themselves with the afterlife, and I wanted to make my hellscape reflect our present or near future.

Hellmouth 2 is its pair and the landscape connects them

A1 / 81.9 x 59.4 cm / Acrylic on heavy weight paper / 2019

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Hellmouth 2 is its pair and the landscape connects them

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Published by Janine Shroff

Designer & Illustrator based in London. I specialise in UI/UX, branding, hand-drawn illustration & painting.