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Edward Pustovoitov

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on May 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Though many people conceptualize “paradise” as some variety of tropical oasis, my vision is always more akin to glowing wooded areas. They feel so rich with life, and so inviting…

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Russian surrealist painter Edward Pustovoitov clearly has a gift for nature scenes, but he also paints impossible vignettes that trick the mind’s eye…
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…and images that grab the viewer emotionally. There is some ineffable quality in this woman’s expression that really captivates me.
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A traveler in strange lands…
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Edward Pustovoitov

MIROIR Magazine: H2O

Posted in art, photography, surreal with tags , , on May 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

MIROIR Magazine is my all time favorite art publication. That’s a bold statement for a tireless visual arts junkie, but there it is. The magazine features a masterfully curated sampling of the finest contemporary artists and photographers (at least, for the dreamers, the delightful weirdos, the creative, and for all who love to be dazzled and intrigued).

The new issue, H2O, is a glorious collection of photographs and paintings that deeply appeal to my Piscean heart.
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Preview the issue and order HERE (be aware that some images are NSFW).

Marcin Kolpanowicz

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

Marcin Kolpanowicz is a Polish surrealist painter who is especially talented with large, complex buildings in various stages of motion and decay.

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I’m also a fan of his “Traveler’s Room” series, where we see a number of unconventionally arranged dwellings.
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Marcin Kolpanowicz

Kintsukuroi: Sacred Scars

Posted in announcement, art, Books, photography, surreal with tags , , , , on May 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Around the time I made this post, I began to conceive of ways to creatively share the transformative metaphorical implications of Kintsukuroi (objects “repaired with gold,” considered more beautiful for having been broken).

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The result was a labor of love, drawn out over many months due to health complications, but finally taking shape. I’m partnering with the remarkable Nina Pak to create an art book with a series of human Kintsukuroi photographs; surreal, evocative portraiture of subjects with compelling markings and stories. Each image will be a vignette unto itself, inspired by the symbols, archetypes and myths to which the subject feels a particular connection.

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But I didn’t want to limit artistic expression, narrative or empowerment through this material to a book project, so I developed Sacred Scars where anyone can submit a story and be celebrated in a community of those who appreciate that we each have a unique, valuable Hero’s Journey.

There is also a Facebook Group which will offer its own exclusive content and opportunities for involvement.

If this profound topic resonates and you’d like more information; if you or someone you know has a story to tell and would like to be featured in the book or website (we are taking model applications right now!), please head over to:

SacredScars.org
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This project means the world to me, but I am admittedly a totally inept social networker and physically unable to do much promotion. I’d truly appreciate anyone’s help spreading the word via email/networks (I’ll be sending fun prizes to my biggest helpers!).

*Stay tuned for the Kickstarter! Members of the mailing list and Facebook group will have access to a preview of the campaign before it goes live.

Modern Eden Gallery: Storybook

Posted in art, exhibits, surreal with tags , , on April 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Modern Eden Gallery has a stunning new group show entitled Storybook on view right now.

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The participating artists have lent their unique lens on the nostalgic stories of childhood, and the results are visually breathtaking with a dash of sparked collective memories.
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Every piece in the exhibit is great.
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See the whole show online HERE.

Mia Araujo

Posted in art, mythology, surreal with tags , , on March 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Los Angeles based pop surrealism painter Mia Araujo conjures beautiful scenes rich in symbolism, mythology, alchemy and dreams.

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She says:
I have long been fascinated by the multi-faceted complexity that makes each person unique. I believe that all individuals contain an entire universe within them, which is invisible to the naked eye.

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My work concentrates on giving shape to the unseen forces within my subjects– their thoughts, memories, emotions, and complex histories. These qualities fit together to form a vast, rich inner-landscape of identity and mythology for my characters.

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Mia Araujo

Jarosław Jaśnikowski

Posted in art, steampunk, surreal with tags , , on March 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jarosław Jaśnikowski has a portfolio of colorful, complex surrealist pieces.

This odd human/angler fish prison is one of my favorites.
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Architecture, vehicles, human faces and forms fuse together in strange worlds that defy the laws of physics.
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I think many of these paintings would be a hit in the steampunk community.
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Jarosław Jaśnikowski

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