Archive for the surreal Category

Kathleen Lolley

Posted in art, skulls and skeletons, surreal with tags , , on April 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Kathleen Lolley paints intriguing depictions of animals (many owls!) and the natural world.

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I love her surreal chimeras and scenes…
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Kathleen Lolley

Nick Fedaeff

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on April 14, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today I give you the psychedelic (and geometric) portraiture of Nick Fedaeff.

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From the artist bio:
The slightly disorienting, the hallucinatory quality of a dream, the element of surprise, the absurdity of life are cleverly layered into Nick’s work referencing Surrealism and the Old Masters of the Renaissance.

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Thematically Nick interprets the relationships and interconnections between men and women and life and death adding humour as tool of engagement. The study of conscious and unconscious leaves the observer with the unsettling feeling that there is more to the stories than meets the eye.

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Nick Fedaeff

Miles Aldridge

Posted in fashion, photography, retro, surreal with tags , , , on April 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This Technicolor photo set of Estelle Chan by photographer Miles Aldridge captivated me with its surreal vintage flare.

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Everything is so sublimely artificial and constructed; a glorious Stepford Wife presentation that one can hardly help editorializing at a glance.

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These color-saturated high fashion shots are undeniably cinematic. Alridge says “I want to set a sort of unsettling message. But my trick is to sugarcoat it in these bright colors.”
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Mission accomplished, sir!
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Miles Aldridge

Conrad Haberland

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on April 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Conrad Haberland was another random Instagram find for me.

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His style is rather unique among the pop surrealists…
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…and his use of typically divergent styles in the same composition can work really well.
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So much for the eyes to take in here!
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Conrad Haberland

Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, instagoodies, surreal with tags , , on April 4, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, instagoodies, surreal with tags , , on April 1, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Geoffrey Gersten

Posted in easter, surreal with tags , on March 26, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

As I’ve probably mentioned before, Easter goes pretty much under my radar each year (save for the appearance of Cadbury Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs…which are all the celebrations I need).

But I bring you a few colorful, pop surrealist lagomorphic stylings of Geoffrey Gersten to set the mood.

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Geoffrey Gersten

Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, creatures, instagoodies, skulls and skeletons, surreal with tags , , , , on March 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, cats, craft, sculpture, sea, surreal with tags on March 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Insta-Goodies

Posted in art, cats, instagoodies, street art, surreal with tags , , , , on March 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’m starting a new feature here on SWS, which will help me share a greater quantity of amazing art. I was very late to the Instagram party, but I can get completely lost in the art there.

I don’t always have the time or energy to do a full feature post on artists and/or pieces I love…so I’ll be including the Instagram handle on each picture if you wish to explore further. This is also a great way to show current pieces by artists I’ve posted in the past (or preview artists I plan to post about in more depth). I hope you enjoy!

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