Archive for the surreal Category

di0_0ib

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on August 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

It looks like there used to be a livejournal for di0_0ib, but the link I’m providing is the biggest current collection of work I could find online (sent by a kind reader in response to a mystery artist post).

di0_0ib_021

di0_0ib_041_Pigeons+milk

All dib0_0ib work seems to be done on sketchbook pages. This is some pretty intense sketching, filled with bizarre creatures from alien world’s (and some interesting variations on creatures from our own).

di0_0ib_006_Catching-fish-is-golden

di0_0ib_017_Memento-mori

di0_0ib

Leslie Ann O’Dell

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

Leslie Ann O’Dell uses photography and digital manipulation to create haunting portraiture, often with superimposed landscapes.

379500_223444394402152_1101971876_n

All of her pieces seem to create a simultaneous feeling of strength and vulnerability in her subjects.
534981_426967367383186_1057340365_n

Although most work incorporates photography, some pieces are entirely constructed/painted/illustrated from imagination.
556253_327150897364834_1653369073_n

Dark, delicate, sensual, mystifying…
1012753_478826748863914_1353542111_n

Leslie Ann O’Dell

Luca Luce Hand Art

Posted in art, body decoration, surreal with tags , , on July 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Luca Luce is a makeup and visual artist who creates incredible illusory hand art.

w41

He blurs dimensions and space, sometimes with the use of little “props” to complete his designs.
lucaluce7

…and sometimes through pure technique and perspective.
w11

w31

My computer is having issues saving images, so check out his site for many monsters and much creepy, hand-y goodness.
Luca Luce
Source

Erik Johansson

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Jo posted the following image (a project benefiting The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation) which looks like paradise and simultaneously reminds me of the incredible Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last. It reminded me of how much I love surrealist photographer Erik Johansson’s work.

11802511_10207024855569569_8869273266607611942_o

The caption with this Escheresque eye teaser entitled The Architect is The discipline of paradoxical geometry, imagine the unimaginable.
static1.squarespace.com

Music brings forms to life…
static1.squarespace.com2

Landfall:
grass-fall

The vase remains intact…with minor consequences.
vasen

Erik Johansson

Michael Ramstead

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

Manifestation was the first painting I saw from Michael Ramstead. I love this representation of the colorful, boundlessly imaginative world we inhabit in our peaceful altered states.

manifestation

Other works are slightly more menacing…
2011-SpiritedAway-large

…or alien.
2011-Michael-Mutant

Is this an ominous image of the undead ushering a child into her doom? Is the skeleton excited to show her fantastic hidden realms? Is he just playing hide and go seek?
Escort-small

Although he’s a talented portrait artist, many of his pieces combine pop culture, technology, cryptids, ghosts and nature (as you may have guessed, those are my favorites.
2011-EVP

Michael Ramstead

Lorenzo Alessandri

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

Today I bring you two safe-for-work paintings by Lorenzo Alessandri, better known for his grotesque, controversial surrealist pieces.

a9786888e627d5228bbf2917973a5318.upload

He was unafraid to tackle horror, death, politics, sexuality and just about any uncomfortable subject. But I’m partial to his monster paintings.

b1a41569bf6a444884fb6b34056c2403.upload

Lorenzo Alessandri

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:

banshee_by_checanty-d7wmkwr

red_by_checanty-d8q57h0

Doe, a deer a fe-….wait a minute.
doe_by_checanty-d8gdyft

Ah, the elusive Hares of the sea.
sea_hare_by_checanty-d7ujdwa

khoshekh_by_checanty-d7b5y73

Checanty

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,221 other followers