|About Paul Booth:
Paul Booth has been a renowned figure in the world of dark and surrealist, gothic art for almost four decades. A fine artist, tattooist, filmmaker, sculptor and musician, Booth has become synonymous with transgressive and provocative work which spans a vast range of expressive forms. This variety, and continually developing style, has generated a fanbase comprising of both the counterculture and the mainstream. Booth’s early creative projects came as a result of a desire to express complex and, often challenging, subject matter. Mental illness, psychosis, torment and abuse are often dealt with in his work; the results of which has made him a permanent fixture in the realm of alternative culture. Booth has also been recognized and inducted by the National Arts Club – the oldest and one of the most respected art institutions in the United States today. In the 1990s, Booth’s inimitable style led to high demand within the celebrity circuit, and he soon became the go-to artist for top-tier clients such as Slayer, Pantera, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Cradle of Filth and the stars of the WWE (including The Undertaker and Aleister Black). It was with this enviable client list that Booth found himself one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world. Additionally, demand for his fine art pieces and album artwork grew, and with it, the Last Rites brand which Booth has been developing since the late ‘80s. Booth’s flagship project, Last Rites Tattoo Theatre & Gallery, occupied three-stories in Manhattan and was a testament to the creativity and drive of the artist’s vision, with each room adorned with a multimedia installation of unforgettable resonance. In recent years his work has featured in everything from Rolling Stone to Forbes. A waiting list which is several years long and numerous, high-profile public appearances across the world, booked on a regular basis, ensure that Booth is never idle. His oil paintings are produced on a regular basis, with current pieces already addressing the disruptive and apocalyptic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as fine art, Booth has used his technical skills to design homewear, clothing and jewelry, all of which was well received, critically and commercially. Since 2018, Booth has been developing PERMANENCE, a feature film, which he has written with genre veteran Colin J McCracken. Devoting his immediate future to bringing his celluloid vision to life, Booth aims to once again transfer the otherworldly feel of his work into a new form, this time on-screen. Currently in the process of drafting out a visual companion to the screenplay, Booth has stated his eagerness and excitement to pursue this project, bringing a new sense of genuine terror to the world of horror. With over half a million social media fans in eager anticipation of his actions, Booth is always sought after. The only thing we know about his next move, however, is that it will be remarkable.
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