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Annie Stegg Gerard

Posted in art with tags , , , , on August 29, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I believe I’ve posted a couple of images from Annie Stegg Gerard in compilation posts over the years, but her fantastical fine art truly deserves its own post. This axolotl painting and the Phoenix detail in the one beneath are two of my favorite scenes in modern mythologically inspired art. (Click images to enlarge)

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From the artist bio:
Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.

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She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for it’s beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer.

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Annie Stegg Gerard

Matt Dangler

Posted in art, surreal with tags , , , on August 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Matt Dangler has been a favorite artist of mine for quite sometime.

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His meticulously crafted paintings are largely inspired by meditative states. We see various symbols, archetypes and cultural icons emerge in ways that make us view them with fresh eyes.

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Like all great pop surrealism, this work springs from (and allows us to draw upon our own) subconscious. Each viewer’s experience is unique with this work.
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Pole Ka: The Tarot de Marseille

Posted in art, tarot, wish list with tags , , , on August 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I first saw this deck in the Morbid Anatomy Museum online store, but it is currently sold out. I’d very much like to add French artist Pole Ka’s Tarot de Marseille to my collection one day (main website NSFW).

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It’s a full collection of 78 cards, all containing original art. From the sample images, it looks rather interesting and well done.

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The Tarot de Marseille (link SFW)

Mike Winkelmann (aka Beeple)

Posted in art, sci-fi, surreal with tags , , , , on August 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Mike Winkelmann is one of the most tenaciously prolific creators I’ve ever encountered. He’s on his TENTH year of (nearly) daily art creations, all of which are done from start to finish on the day they are posted. He began this venture as a way to be sure he was always pushing himself to learn new things.

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The result is an extensive portfolio of imaginary worlds, drenched in soft neon and populated with all manner of sci-fi creations.
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He also makes films, many of which have become Vimeo staff picks.

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Few people would have the resolve to create so relentlessly, but I’m glad he does…even if I did spend far too long browsing the archives.

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Jason Seif

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , , , , on August 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Ah, nothing like the opulent details of a gorgeous Persian rug…only these are not rugs. Jason Seif paints trompe l’oeil rugs, life sized.

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The subtle shading makes one feel as if staring at a rug that has spent years in a home and is starting to show a little natural wear and tear. Well done.
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Albane Simon

Posted in anatomy, art, retrofuturism, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Is there such a thing as “whimsically apocalyptic?” After seeing Albane Simon’s collages, I’m inclined to believe there is.

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She does a great deal of work for musicians, using vintage source material to create a delightful surreal, retrofuturistic vibe.

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From the artist bio:
Imagine a world where linear time has lost all relevance. A place where past memories and future visions dance in a familiar present gone awry, this is where nightmares collide with lucid clarity.

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I’ve been on a little alchemy craft kick lately, so I’m especially fond of this alchemical art inspired whiskey ad.
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Ghost Light Gallery

Posted in art, automata, nature, sculpture with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I saw a light up sculpture from Ghost Light Gallery on Instagram and was immediately sold. Her beautiful creatures are often softly illuminated, articulated with moving parts, or they share secret worlds within them.

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Her two dimensional work is also quite lovely.

In reference to her pieces, artist Jamie Winn says:
As an artist I have constantly struggled with the burden of creating “relevant” art. I’ve done my best over the years to allow myself to become vulnerable in the public’s eye while at the same time attempting to seem somehow mysterious, as I’m sure most women do. Many of the things I have created are deeply rooted in my childhood and have mostly been visible through my automata work.

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I strive to create things that force the viewer to use both sides of the brain- appreciating the obvious artwork and then through the moving mechanisms, attempting to discover how it is working. I’m trying to push the boundaries of self discovery both for my art appreciators and myself. That is my goal.

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Her Instagram contains work I didn’t see in her online portfolio, so don’t miss it!

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