My Illustrated World: How the world is seen through the eyes of an illustrator

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Tuesday 3 March 2015

We all see things differently, but showing people how the world looks to them is a unique talent – and Australian Michael Alesich’s world is full of wonder. He told us that this project was a chance to show people his surreal world.

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These surreal images of flying houses and their occupants invite you to let your imagination fly, too

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

The latest series of Flying Houses by French photographer Laurent Chehere shows, you guessed it, more liberated houses flying high up in the sky. But this time, he has added occupants – some bewildered, others pensive, and one fearful for her life.

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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Breathtaking photorealist-surrealist artworks by Jono Dry

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

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 […]

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Hyperrealistic paintings by Borja Bonafuente

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Sunday 12 January 2014

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 […]

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Surreal photography by Oleksandr Hnatenko

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 27 August 2013

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 […]

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Just Dali skipping rope, that’s all

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 August 2013

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.

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Jeff Soto blends pop surrealism with street art

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By Ralph Lagoi in New Art on Thursday 22 August 2013

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.

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Domestic objects made surreal

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 August 2013

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.

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Fred Stonehouse’s two dimensional artistic dreams

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

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 […]

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Surreal self-portraits by Leonard Andrei Corcuera

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By Leonard Andrei Corcuera in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

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 […]

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Futuristic installations and photography by Barry Underwood

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By Joshua Bond in New Art on Tuesday 12 March 2013

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.

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Kyle Thompson’s surreal photography pivots between images of life and death

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By Jonny Burt in New Photography on Sunday 3 March 2013

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.

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Bizzarre found object sculptures by Nancy Fouts

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

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.

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Bizarre Mr Potato Head portrait sculptures by Stephen Ives

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By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 30 March 2012

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.

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