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Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters (2015)

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I Like to Paint Monsters examines the life and career of Chet Zar, Painter of Dark. Zar is known for his work as a Special FX artist on Hellboy and Hellboy II, among many other Hollywood ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Guy Aitchison ... Himself
Rorion Arjuna ... Himself
Big Gus Demented ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself - The Undertaker
Alex Grey ... Himself
Erwin Tschofen
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I Like to Paint Monsters examines the life and career of Chet Zar, Painter of Dark. Zar is known for his work as a Special FX artist on Hellboy and Hellboy II, among many other Hollywood blockbusters, as well as his music video and live performance work with the world renowned band TOOL. After becoming disheartened with the film industry, Zar 'followed his bliss' and began painting monsters for a living. A forerunner of the Dark Art movement, Zar tackles difficult social situations with his enigmatic and iconic artwork! Enter an all-encompassing and introspective view of Zar's worlds. Sometimes gruesome, periodically funny, but always thought provoking, Zar's art is at once as enigmatic as it is frightening. But what about the man behind the paintbrush? Who is Chet Zar and why does he like to paint monsters? This is the primary question at the heart of the documentary. Written by Mike Correll

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The stop-action animation "Haunting Scene", described by Lisa Zar, was produced and filmed in an actual haunted warehouse; DVD bonus features include the warehouse haunting, captured during an interview with Chet Zar. See more »

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Alex Grey: Chet's work invites a deeper reflection and contemplation on the condition of the soul, basically.
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Concerto Perdurabo
Written by Josh Breckenridge, Joseph Leary, and Joseph Breckenridge Jr.
Performed by With Our Arms to the Sun
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Chet Zar doesn't just paint monsters. Chet paints emotion; pain, suffering, reflection, happiness, joy, etc. You can see it in their eyes, in the deep lines on their faces, in their expressions. His paintings convey a story so human yet seemingly from another world. This is an intimate, in depth look at one of todays greatest surrealist visionary dark artists, Chet Zar. From early childhood Chet has had a fascination with monsters. He worked in the movie/video industry from a very young age until branching out to pioneer his own personal and unique style of art. In this well made documentary you will follow Chet, and his friends and family, along that path to the successful artist that he is today. You will also see much of the art that Chet has created over the years and some insight into his process. This Documentary is highly recommended for art fans everywhere.


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