Archive for the surreal Category

Paul Roustan: The Camouflaged Moth

Posted in art, surreal, video with tags , , on April 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Paul Roustan is an extremely gifted body painter. Can you tell there is a woman in the center of this moth?

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Watch her emerge:

I recommend looking at his whole body of work (pun intended) here.

Alicia Martin Lopez

Posted in art, monsters, surreal with tags , , on April 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Alicia Martin Lopez drew me in with this ambiguous, fascinating mural (stare at it all you want…you’ll never really know what it is):

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And I was pleased to discover a cadre of surreal, grotesque creatures on her website…

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Alicia Martin Lopez

Hugh Kretschmer

Posted in photography, surreal with tags , on March 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Grab a look at Hugh Kretchmer’s photography…

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Some of these pieces are highly editorial, but all deliver a nice measure of surrealism and/or trompe l’oeil effects.

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Hugh Kretchmer

Csilla Savos

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on March 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Csilla Savos plays with surreal intersections of shape, anatomy and other elements of the natural world.

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Strange and dream-like…mildly unsettling…
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Csilla Savos

Andrezej Masianis

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on February 1, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

In the world of “abstract” art, it takes a lot to grab my attention fully. Andrezej Masianis’s tapestries certainly do the trick.

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Shapes…just on the threshold of conscious recognition…come alive from the tangled backgrounds.

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These paintings delightfully rope the brain into half-emerged stories.

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Andrezej Masianis

Gianluca Gambino, a.k.a. Te Nia

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on January 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I saved the entire Te Nia portfolio, one image at a time, because I want to go over them more closely and enjoy the lush detail of the colorful, morbid wonders.

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One senses a disquieting double vision of closed eyes…
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Tea done perfectly…
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Te Nia

Ransom and Mitchell: Across from Familiar

Posted in art, photography, surreal with tags , , on January 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was remiss in posting about this show at Roque La Rue when it actually happened, because I was dealing with hospital things.

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I’ve spent many years pouring over art and photography sites, collecting literally thousands of links. Ransom and Mitchell are by far my favorite photography team ever and that is saying hell of a lot!

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They don’t just photograph, they create entire worlds. Each image is a surreal, vivid tableau that you can get lost in. I have half a mind to carry their portfolio with me and accost random strangers on the street with it just to spread the beauty!

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From the exhibit description:

San Francisco based art power duo Ransom & Mitchell create compelling, dark pop-baroque imagery using a distinctive blend of photography, digital elements, and most surprisingly, large scale and elaborate hand built sets, costumes, and props. For this exhibition, “Across From Familiar “, we specially selected a series of works that all share a similar ornately beautiful yet macabre aesthetic.

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I’ll tell you a secret. Sometimes when my health is particularly bad, I think of appearing in one of their photos when I recover…and I’m re-inspired!

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Ransom and Mitchell

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Paolo Petrangeli

Posted in art, illustration, macabre, surreal on January 9, 2014 by bettiemuldoon

Paolo Petrangeli “works and lives in Rome. In his painting there is the childhood’s innocence with all the bitterness of the adult age.”

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David Natale

Posted in art, nature, surreal on November 27, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

This is a fill-in post by proxy. Dana has appointments keeping her from posting today. 

Enjoy the art of David Natale, from Dana’s blog queue.

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Tina Cassati

Posted in art, photography, surreal with tags , , on November 25, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Tina Cassati is on the short list of photographers I would gladly ditch my camera-shyness for if I ever had the chance to be photographed by her.

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Lush adornments and a touch of surreal manipulation make for stunning portraiture…

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Tina Cassati

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

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