Archive for surrealism

Michael Hutter

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on September 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I saw the follow painting by Michael Hutter:

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There was a story by its side…

At Sea

On another occasion the Kranzedan had gone on a cruise, fancying that it would be a relaxing pastime. However, one night, whilst on the high seas, someone shouted ‘Man overboard!’; a child was said to have gone over the rail. In the dark, the child’s light dress could be seen floating on the green-black waves. At once a dinghy was made ready and let down into the water. But the Kranzedan, for whom all of this did not happen fast enough, grabbed a lifebelt and jumped with it into the choppy sea. Though once in the waves he quickly lost his bearings and went astray.

And when the dinghy finally arrived at the child’s body, the seamen discovered that they had gone to the rescue of a large doll. Its young owner was soon clasping her wet darling happily in her arms again. Yet, from that time on the smell of salt and algae emanated from the doll, resisting all attempts at cleaning. Whenever the child lay in bed cuddling her doll, she was afflicted by harrowing nightmares: she was threatened by bizarre anglerfish with bulging eyes; entwined by the muscular tentacles of enormous kraken, whose horny beaks pinched her tender calves and thighs, or; she was swimming through the endless canyons of a town overgrown with coral, in a panic-fuelled flight from something large…

The Kranzedan, however, was never recovered on that strange night on the high seas and he has been missing to this day.

Now onto other works…
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Hutter’s work is largely NSFW, so be warned! There is much nudity and debauchery, but his painting are highly reminiscent of the ghostly, ghastly spectacles of Hieronymus Bosch.

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Transforming into a flower bed seems, to me, a decent way to be dead.
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Michael Hutter

Sonya Fu

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

Sonya Fu’s surreal creations are beautifully haunting…

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From the source:
Sonya Fu is a Hong Kong based surreal digital artist whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and art fairs across Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia, and Germany since 2010. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Fu is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture. Using inspirations from dreams, music, morality, and religious belief systems, she bases her works on hypnagogic imagery and the unseen beauties she has encountered during episodes of sleep paralysis. All of these elements can be seen in the detailed and delicate brushstrokes of her mysterious, eerie, and captivating digital paintings.

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I love the way her vivid color schemes still have a ghostly air about them.
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Sonya Fu
See an interview with her here.

Hernan Faraci

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I love when artists find the SheWalksSoftly Facebook Page (please add and/or friend suggest it, if you haven’t!) and I get to discover new work I might not have otherwise seen. I’m loving some of these colorfully frenetic pieces by Hernan Faraci.

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Some call to mind the art of Ralph Steadman…
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Hernan Faraci

Miss Aniela

Posted in fashion, photography, surreal with tags , , on July 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Miss Aniela has earned a spot among my favorite photographers.

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I would love to take a photo like this one day (I’d be drooling over this image even if it had no subject and were simply the library)!
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Her Surreal Fashion series is stunning…full of rich, unique scenery.
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Miss Aniela

Lee Harvey Roswell

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on June 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m actually heading to the ER this morning, so I’ll keep this post short. Enjoy the wonderful surreal creations of Lee Harvey Roswell.

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Michael Cheval

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on May 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Michael Cheval’s surrealist paintings delve into absurd, inverted realities.

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Stranger than dreamscapes, his worlds are full of life and sweeping motion, serene and languid faces.
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Here he find the waking earthly laws of physics suspended. Metaphor…illusion…allusion…it all tempts the viewer to craft a story.
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Michael Cheval
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Jeff Christensen

Posted in art, macabre, surreal with tags , , on May 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out the undead (and maybe dead) creations of Jeff Christensen.

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Many of his paintings have an “interdimensional” feel to them, as if his subjects are exploring strange worlds or navigating between them.

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Jeff Christensen

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