Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: The Two Worlds of Marald Van Haasteren

In our unstoppable thirst for creative expression, we’re hosting an exhibition of the surreal and macabre drawings of the incredible talented Marald van Haasteren at this year’s Roadburn Festival.

Born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1970, Marald is best known for his collaborative work with John Dyer Baizley on the images and packaging artwork of Baroness latest album, Purple. Brought together by art and music, their longtime friendship also resulted in Desperation Burns, an exhibit of their intricate artwork for the much lauded album, and showcasing Marald’s work to an American audience

Being part of the DIY underground scene since the late 80s, Marald has also been making art for the likes of High on Fire, Kylesa, and Bolt Thrower to name but a few. His distinctive blend of jaw-dropping craftmanship and delicate, compositional sensibility ranges from black and white ink works to full colour paintings, enhanced by digital media – though the basis for Marald’s stunning technical masterpieces, remains hand drawn imagery.

We really hope that all of you, like us at Roadburn HQ, will loose yourself completely within the density of Marald’s visual landscapes – one moment, he will lure you into a dark and diabolical netherworld, the next his symbology and narrative will remind you of how precious and beautiful life truly is.

The two worlds of Marald Van Haasteren will be on display at Roadburn 2017 from April 20 – 23 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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