Archive for surrealism

Lisa Lach-Nielsen

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

Today I bring you Danish painter Lisa Lach-Nielsen.

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Adding to its raw beauty is the highly allegorical feeling of her work. We see her subjects’ wishes, dreams, fears and frailties.

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Lisa Lach-Nielsen

Aitch

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

Years ago, I remember reading about Romanian artist Aitch’s “rebellion against academic anatomy.”

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Her quote from the source went as follows:

I chose to work on this project because I always had an issue with the human anatomy. All those years in college and at the university made me so bitter to the academic/strict ways of dealing with the human form in such a degree that, now, my whole style is based on avoiding realistic body shapes and embracing awkward proportions and weird-fun characters.

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I love the traditional Romanian style that comes through in much of her work as well. A beautiful fictional anatomy deserves a beautiful coffin, no?

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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 Worldโ€™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 manโ€™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

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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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