Archive for the surreal Category


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:



Doe, a deer a fe-….wait a minute.

Ah, the elusive Hares of the sea.



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.


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.


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?

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.


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).


I probably would have loved this mobile as a child.

These two seem to be in the midst of an argument.

Juli Adams

Aldo Katayanagi

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Quick post today! I bring you a few selections from Aldo Katayanagi





Aldo Katayanagi

Miran Kim

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on May 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

To day I bring you a few selections from Miran Kim.

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This one reminds me of myself as a little girl, staring precociously into the strange Rorschach blots of my surroundings, flying pig in tow…because I always believed in the impossible.
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Have you ever wondered…does the soul taste like peppermint?

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Whatever this frigid monster is…I love it.

Miran Kim

Leslie Ditto

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, surreal with tags , , on May 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ironically, I haven’t posted about many of my very favorite artists here. I tend to post new links as I come across them, or scan the hundreds of websites in my bookmark queue. Artists like Leslie Ditto have been bookmarked in my “artist” folder (a separate entity with upwards of 1,000 links) for many years and consequently, despite their brilliance, get glossed over.


But who could not adore her beautiful candy coated nightmares?


I was lucky enough to see this one in person at a group show:

Amazing stuff.

Leslie Ditto

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…


Russian surrealist painter Edward Pustovoitov clearly has a gift for nature scenes, but he also paints impossible vignettes that trick the mind’s eye…

…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


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