Neal Murren works with pen, pencil, paint and Photoshop to make wild, surreal collages of fantasy and fairy tale worlds.
Archive for art
Today I give you two artists because I couldn’t decide on just one from the dizzying, gorgeous display of surreal oil paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok.
The first is Prateep Kochabua.
Next, the strange alien worlds of Somphong Adulyasarapan…
I definitely recommending browsing the contents of the museum via Google Arts and Culture. There’s so much bizarre beauty!
Agnes Boullouche paints surreal scenes of humans, animals, flora and other strange visitors co-mingling in decadent royal court costumes, masquerade masks and lavish embellishments.
From the artist bio:
As far as she can remember, Agnès has always been the close friend of a population of fabulous beasts, countless chimeras, gorgons and genies. This painting lady lives in a fantastic realm haunted by humanimal creatures dancing, riding on each other and spinning their horned feet through the antique chessboards of extraordinary stone-paved gardens. She is back from the beyond, and dreams with her eyes wide open. You won’t believe it till you see it.
I’ve been following Redd Walitzki’s work for years and was under the impression that I had already posted about her (oops!).
Her portraits are ethereal, fluid and sensual, yet somehow wild…unbridled.
Each piece is done on an intricately designed laser cut frame which, unlike traditional frames, serves as an actual part of the image itself. I love the unique uncontained effect this technique creates!
These pieces are even more lovely in person. Definitely check out her work if you get a chance.
I’ve always wanted to post a bunch of great pulp art here, but it’s an overwhelming thought since my pulp archives contain thousands of images. How does one even choose?
Well, another blog I follow recently posted a bunch of images (some of which I had, some not), so here are a few choice cuts!
Nathalia Suellen is an incredibly talented young Brazillian artist, whose saturated colors and vivid surrealist narratives remind me of the great Ray Caesar and Natalie Shau (I think the three of them are the best at this type of photo-hybrid art in the world).
From the artist bio:
Her current artworks are born from a high-detailed mixture of photography, 3D and digital painting showing a signature style that blends symbolism, retro-futurism, death and dystopia with extremely colorful surrealistic worlds. Her main characters are often captured in scenes where something sad is about to happen, as if they were trapped in a bad dream.