Grey Matter Art Launches with Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Ortiz

Posted by The Daily Zombies Saturday, March 29, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle, Grey Matter Art! The father of all Found Footage films, Cannibal Holocaust, is immortalized by artist Randy Ortiz to launch Grey Matter Art, a new entrant in the crowded industry of graphic galleries of limited edition prints. 



How appropriate it is that the debut offering of Grey Matter Art conjured by artist Randy Ortiz is entitled "Welcome to the Jungle" given how the New York-based "limited edition, studio licensed film and entertainment poster company" is a new entrant in the crowded industry of alternate graphic renditions of established licenced properties of pop culture. 

In their debut offering, Grey Matter Art partnered with Grindhouse Releasing to release a limited edition screen print for the classic 1980 Italian Found Footage horror film, Cannibal Holocaust, with Ortiz at helm. And the results are awe-inspiring. 

In the artist's own words:

“I was a somewhat strange kid growing up. I had a morbid curiosity and was incredibly fascinated with the world of underground pseudo snuff cinema. I always kept this to myself and never shared the fact I had bootleg VHS tapes of classics such as Flowers of Flesh and Blood, the Faces of Death series, and Men Behind the Sun. Looking back at these films as an adult, one could argue the disgusting brutal nature of these films in comparison to Cannibal Holocaust are far and beyond, but for some reason it doesn’t feel that way to me. Even after all these years, I still find Cannibal Holocaust to be very unsettling to watch. The incredibly offensive and controversial scenes drape over a
powerful message about what we perceive as ‘reality’ in the media and that we should seek truth farther beyond what is presented to us. I feel that message is still important to this day. A film crew fabricating a village slaughter who end up paying the ultimate price is something I wanted to capture in my poster as opposed to doing a rendition of the straight forward “impaled girl” that the film is most known for. I feel going this route pays tribute to the more underlying story Ruggero Deodato wanted to convey to his audience. It’s a crazy film that is definitely not for the majority, but it
still is one of the few films out there that has left a lasting, scarring impression on me.” 

Hit the jump to check out both versions of the print.

Welcome To The Jungle
24″x36″ 
By Randy Ortiz
Regular edition of 250
Printed by The Half & Half
$45



Welcome To The Jungle
24″x36″ 
By Randy Ortiz
Green Inferno Variant edition of 125
Printed by The Half & Half
$55

Both prints are set to launch online on 8th April 2014.

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