Southern Gothic-Style Paintings of Decaying Houses

Fascinated by the decaying homes and neighborhoods in his hometown of Memphis, artist Jared Small — introduced to us by Faith is Torment — has captured the dilapidated architecture in a series of realistic, detailed paintings. Small sees beauty in the peeling paint, cracked glass, and weathered facades. The abstract surroundings of each work gives the paintings an otherworldly feel and puts the focus on Small’s gorgeous details — every brick, piece of scrollwork, and stone surface lovingly rendered. Enjoy more of Small’s Southern Gothic style in our gallery.

Image credit: Jared Small
Image credit: Jared Small