Archive for surrealism

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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Matt Dangler

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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Mike Winkelmann

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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Joe Vaux

Igor Maykov

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find much biographical information on Latvian surrealist painter Igor Maikov but he has some fabulous paintings. This one is by far my favorite. I cannot stop looking at it.

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He’s quite adept at achieving a kind of soft luminosity in his work.
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But has the ability to create more striking, vivid portraiture as well.
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Ah, may all our angels and demons make peace and toast together.
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Igor Maikov

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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Neal Murren

Somphong Adulyasarapan and Prateep Kochabua

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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.
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Next, the strange alien worlds of Somphong Adulyasarapan…

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I definitely recommending browsing the contents of the museum via Google Arts and Culture. There’s so much bizarre beauty!

Agnes Boullouche

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

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.

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From the artist bio:
As far as she can remember, Agn├Ęs 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.

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Agnes Boullouche

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