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Checanty

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Today I give you the dark, mysterious creations of Checanty. Here’s a little something for your nightmares:

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Doe, a deer a fe-….wait a minute.
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Ah, the elusive Hares of the sea.
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Checanty

Kamille Freske

Posted in art, skulls and skeletons with tags , on July 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve seen Kamille Freske’s described as “ethereal,” but something about it reminds me of some vintage pulp horror art (which, for me, is a great thing).
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Perhaps it’s the cool color palette or the brush technique.
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She states:
Art is the ultimate escape for me. It allows me to leave this world for hours, and truly make my dreams come alive. I never grew out of the childhood stage of playing pretend. I am constantly daydreaming, and creating worlds and alternative realities inside my mind.
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Art is the way I translate these dreams and fantasies into something tangible, and hopefully relateable. My sincerest hope when presenting my art is that it will instill emotion within the viewer.
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Kamille Freske

Michael Hacker: Brainwashing Machine

Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, craft, home with tags , , , , on June 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If only illustrator, comic and poster artist Michael Hacker would paint my washing machine! What a perfect vision this would be upon opening the laundry closet doors.
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I rather wish I could just pour some detergent into my brain and give it a good cleansing when there’s too much grime built up. Wouldn’t that be great?
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His two dimensional art is full of fun, lowbrow goodness, too.

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Aleksandr Kosteckij

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Finding information on Russian surrealist painter Aleksandr Kosteckij is no easy task. Perhaps there are simply no English websites with pertinent details.

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His dreamworlds lure the viewer in, as the eye feels the familiarity of recognizable shapes that subsequently blend into alien structures that intrigue and confuse.
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Is it just me, or do you instinctively try to piece the images together? To create a kind of narrative composition in this detailed work…only to find it utterly impossible?
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See many more here.

Juli Adams

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Juli Adams has made me wonder what it would be like to have a floating manatee as a pet. I would give him plenty of air to flap around in. I think it could work out.

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In her work we can see magical echoes of her past, growing up in a secluded area where the surrounding land held many secrets (I love how she cites the outdoors as a personified character that helped shape her).
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I probably would have loved this mobile as a child.
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These two seem to be in the midst of an argument.
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Juli Adams

Damian Majcherek

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on June 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Things are hectic non-blogular real life, but I want to share this terrific image by Damian Majcherek.

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He looks mildly puzzled that his guts are all over the forest floor. Isn’t it the perfect blend of glowing, ethereal fantasy land and evisceration?

DZO

Posted in art with tags on June 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Another French artist today: DZO. His addition to the Gioconda Project (an international collection of artists’ personal imaginings of the Mona Lisa) was perhaps my favorite in the bunch.

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I applaud his decision to make this classic work, the subject of much mystery and intrigue, reversible.
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He uses the term “Biofusion” to describe some of his series’, which I think should be universally embraced to describe the magnificent contemporary art offerings that involve the mingling of flora, fauna and natural/manmade structures. Doesn’t it work nicely?
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From the artist bio:
His art, speaks to the old etchings and engravings of religious and occult manuscripts, flirts with alchemy, witchcraft and blasphemy. It is at the same time disturbing, haunting and stimulating. His intricate drawings, full of enigmatic detail, mix sensuality, darkness and mythology. The message beyond the lines are sibylline, surrounding the world of DZO with mystery and fascination.
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DZO. His addition to the Gioconda Project

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