Brian Kappel's robot paintings are like artifacts from an alternate world where robots are rockstars, soldiers and burlesque dancers. If robots collected art, these paintings would hang in the fanciest robo-galleries in the world.

We became fascinated with Kappel's robot masterpieces when we saw he was having a gallery show in Phoenix recently, called "Artificial Agents." We caught up with Kappel, who kindly sent us some of his amazing robot paintings, plus some other horror-themed art (perfect for late October!). Kappel tells us:

I became interested in all that is scifi long ago. My father schooled both my sister in myself in the finer things in life. 50's horror flicks, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Hitchhiker's Guide, OG Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, (Even the Greatest American Hero) and The Outer Limits coupled with a heavy dose of Tom and Jerry, Superfriends, Thundar, M.A.S.K., G.I. Joe, Transformers and Bugs Bunny. Everything that I do spawns from that foundation, sprinkle in some comic book affinity, with the writings of Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, and shazaam, you have Space Monkey Designs and all of my hand crafted, wood sculpted, laser cut visual stylings.

See more of Kappel's work at his site. [Space Monkey Designs]