South African contemporary artist Jono Dry specializes in rendering black and white photorealistic-surrealist artworks, usually on a large scale and using graphite on paper or board. One of his pieces, called ‘Creation’, shows his own hand drawing his mother’s hand drawing his hand. Kind of confusing when you describe it, but astounding in realism when […]
Bands like The Beatles, KISS and Queen not only left deep marks in the world of music, but in the art world as well. Seeing the endless source of inspiration, interpretation and creation, the young Spanish artist Borja Bonafuente Gonzalo combines the history of portraiture with music. Since his life is music, he is reflecting […]
Austrian photographer Oleksandr Hnatenko got his first camera when he was eight and wanted to take photos at his uncle’s wedding. After taking the pictures, he realized he didn’t load any film in the camera. Now that he’s older and wiser, he has a keen eye for what he dubs ‘photography, and other surreal and […]
What’s priceless? A picture fresh from the 60s, snapped by Francesc Català Roca, of our favorite surrealist artist Salvador Dali doing the darnest of things, skipping rope, that’s what.
Jeff Soto is a contemporary American artist whose works are equally vibrant and full of character. His art has been said to bridge the gap between Pop Surrealism and street art and you can see those influences throughout all of his fantastic works.
Polish-born American artist Adam Niklewicz has a great body of work, which includes creating domestic household items that are a little odd. There’s the rug with a rip curl in the middle of it; the shirt lying down flat on the floor with one sleeve propped up as a lighthouse; and our favorite, the dining table all disconcertingly balled up with no legs.
Every morning I wake up and have this hazy half recollection of a series a dreams the night before. The linearity doesn’t follow, the settings and props are spontaneous, space and time are surreal. However, something inside me lets me know that it all makes sense. Fred Stonehouse’s painting and works on paper take these […]
It’s back to basics photoshopping skills with the use of Microsoft Paint and Powerpoint for these self-portraits from Manila-based artist, Leonard Andrei Corcuera. While referencing different works of art, from Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth to Madonna’s music video, Bedtime Story, to Frida Kahlo’s Wounded Deer, these surreal art/photographs also pay homage to Leonardo da […]
Barry Underwood builds on-site installations to create stunning photographs. Using long exposure camera techniques, he creates light paintings in many of his photographs, but not like any you’ve seen before. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar.
The surreal self-portraits of Kyle Thompson are rather mystifying and alluring works of art that pivot between life and death, angelic beauty, and muted violence. Thompson locates jarring juxtapositions of urban subjects with eerie forests and abandoned houses that evoke terrifying, dislocated realities and within them the absurdities of our everyday existence.
I am a huge fan of these bizarre sculptures by American artist Nancy Fouts. She creates sculptures using real found objects and combines them with a great sense of humor and a surreal conceptual twist.
Have you ever wondered what Winnie the Pooh would look like if he went to war? Or what Margaret Thatcher would look like as Mr Potato Head? Well, check out Stephen Ives’ website. It is a fun and fantastical treasure trove for lovers of the surreal.
By Jonathon Tennant in New Art on Sunday 18 March 2012
There’s nothing crazy about fanart, just with Nicky Barkla. Well known characters, turn psychedelic creations, exploding the color spectrum and our loveable icons portray a whole new persona. A tasteful contradiction, if you will. I came across the art through one of the many links flooding the Internet. I’m seeing new colors in my day from this point on.
In X-Out, Blanket Barricade presents the story of a desperate pudding chef who is struggling to make ends meet. If only she could find a way to get customers to eat her pudding. Directed by Marshall Axani, this music video video/short film explores the consequences of deceptive actions. This is the second music video in […]
I’d like to think that I’ve grown out of wetting myself in excitement, but Lewis Campbell’s beautiful and nihilistic Lost Monkey artwork caught me by surprise. Campbell’s ravens (cool, not scary), small little dead beings, whimsical girls, and fantastical creatures remind you of the worlds you dreamt about as a child.