Archive for pop surrealism

Health Hiatus

Posted in announcement, art, surreal with tags , , on November 4, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

It is with great sadness that I put this blog on hold for health reasons. Hopefully I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, I will keep sharing art regularly through my Instagram, so please follow! I’ll miss it here very much. ❤

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Vilde Furdal Nymoen

Posted in art, surreal with tags , , , on September 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Vilde Furdal Nymoen paints vertically elongated portraits of (mostly) girls, sans hair, with colorful worlds emerging from the top of their heads.

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Each has its own theme, and they look absolutely beautiful displayed as triptychs. What do you think about the intentional omission of hair (I can’t help but be reminded of Eleven in Stranger Things every time I look at this art!)?

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Vilde Furdal Nymoen

Christophe Gilland

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

Christophe Gilland has a very interesting history indeed.

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From his artist bio:
Christophe is an Irish-born Czech-Canadian yet French citizen; and after having lived in Orlando (Florida) and Vancouver, (British Columbia) he moved to Prague in 2009. The son of a classical animator, Christophe enjoyed a somewhat fairy-tale childhood spent behind the scenes at Walt Disney World’s animation studios, which played a significant part in his early artistic influences.

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Themes since explored range from esoteric phenomenon and fairytales to science and alchemical practices. From childlike curiosities, monstrosities and psychology, to man’s relationship with nature, the archaic and the otherworldly.

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I especially love his wildly creative take on the “anatomy” of common plants and creatures.

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Christophe Gilland

Juan Jose Surace

Posted in art, monsters, sea with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

How about some marvelous monsters and other strange goodies? Today I bring you the captivating creatures of Juan Jose Surace.

At least on my computer screen, these are showing up very small, so definitely click to enlarge. You don’t want to miss the details of these…aquatic bereaved.
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…or this fellow.
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Kari-Lise Alexander

Posted in art with tags , , on August 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I adore this new painting by Kari-Lise Alexander.

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I first saw this detail on Instagram and it completely took my breath away. THOSE HANDS; so delicate and feminine, tinged with an undeniable darkness.
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Her work makes the viewer feel as if he or she has glimpsed a private moment in the lives of her subjects, who are often beautiful, graceful women of great depth.
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Kari-Lise Alexander

Joe Vaux

Posted in art, lowbrow, surreal with tags , , , , on July 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today we have one of my old lowbrow style pop surrealism favorites, Joe Vaux.

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Preview of Camille Rose Garcia’s “Phantasmacabre”

Posted in art, surreal with tags , , , on July 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Camille Rose Garcia is back with another breathtaking solo show at Corey Helford Gallery, opening July 16th.

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It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen her work in person, but it’s really a sight to behold.

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Her paintings (often very large scale) transport you into a psychedelic wonderland of dark, sickly sweet delights.

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Be sure to catch the show if you can!

Corey Helford Gallery

Neal Murren

Posted in art, illustration, surreal with tags , , , , on July 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Neal Murren works with pen, pencil, paint and Photoshop to make wild, surreal collages of fantasy and fairy tale worlds.

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One feels far down the rabbit hole when looking at these images, where the laws of physics and nature impose no constraints on the inhabitants.
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His elaborate typography work is stunning as well.
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Redd Walitzki

Posted in art, nature, surreal with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been following Redd Walitzki’s work for years and was under the impression that I had already posted about her (oops!).

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Her portraits are ethereal, fluid and sensual, yet somehow wild…unbridled.

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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!

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These pieces are even more lovely in person. Definitely check out her work if you get a chance.

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Nathalia Suellen

Posted in art, surreal with tags , , , on June 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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).

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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.

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Nathalia Suellen