Mind-bending photographic art from Achraf Baznani

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 20 February 2015

Wanting to capture ‘the things in nature that are very unnatural’, Moroccan artist Achraf Baznani has explored happiness, sorrow, loneliness, and self-awareness with a series of surreal photographs that leave you wondering, ‘how did he even do that?’

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The surreal photography of Yung Cheng Lin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 9 May 2014

Yung Cheng Lin is a Taiwanese photographer who has a knack for creating incredibly surreal and thought-provoking photos on his Flickr account. Take a look at this selection and you’ll see how he manipulates body parts, everyday objects and light to tell a story. I’m not sure what story he’s telling since his photographs are […]

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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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Everyday issues turned into surreal cartoons by Angel Boligan

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 31 December 2013

Cuban artist Angel Boligan is the winner of many prestigious art awards, participated in major international exhibitions, and has just recently ‘started using the internet in order to disseminate his work.’ In this series of illustrations, Boligan gives his characters and each scene a sense of sadness in their realism, depicting lonely children, weight-conscious middle-aged […]

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Surrealistic dreamscapes by Michael Page

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 27 September 2013

When talking about dreamscapes, Michael Page is the right artist to mention. His work, literally, is fantastic: the shapes and colours merge like dreams, creating pop-surrealistic scenarios of animals and creatures but always with one foot in reality so we can relate to what he paints. The San Francisco-based artist is known for his vibrant […]

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Surreal photo collages by Eugenia Loli

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Eugenia Loli must have a wicked sense of humor because her photo collages crack me up. I can’t quite put my finger on why they’re funny, but maybe it’s the combination of vintage, 1950s imagery with scary, apocalyptic themes. The two very different tones seem to collide in her series of beautifully surreal images. I’d love a large […]

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Australian artist Jason John’s Psychological Realism paintings

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By Lin Shi in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Painter Jason John works in the style of Psychological Realism to explore the complexities of identity in relation to memory and ones social world. John’s extraordinarily detailed figures caught in dramatic environment of uneasiness and spatial fluxes are attempts to accurately reflect deeper psychological realities. Oftentimes, figures are partially concealed, thus taking away any personal […]

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Bizarre ad photography by Andrea Melcangi

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Saturday 20 April 2013

Andrea Melcangi is a Milan based photographer, who demonstrates his passion for art through humourous, surreal advertising images. While we don’t expect to see them in Time Magazine anytime soon, the cheeky approach to catching your attention works for us.

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Beautiful portraits by Japanese artist Xhxix

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Saturday 12 January 2013

Japan-based artist Xhxix creates these amazing digital portraits that have a uniquely surreal quality to them. The use of vibrant colors and dull skin tones creates a beautiful emotional juxtaposition.

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New paintings by Meghan Howland

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Monday 24 December 2012

Meghan Howland’s surreal paintings have a unsettlingly beautiful quality about them. They leave the viewer with a sense of heavy, dreamlike emotion.

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Various cereals photographed in different locations

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Wednesday 21 November 2012

Arizona-based photographer Ernie Button has created a series of photos called Cerealism, featuring various cereals photographed in different locations. Some cereal become fish in a bowl, some turn into bays of hay. But my favourite? The Great Pyramid of Oatmeal Squares.

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Paolo Pedroni’s Italian Pop Surrealist art

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By Giulio Rossi in New Art on Wednesday 7 November 2012

Paolo Pedroni is a promising young artist coming from the Italian Pop Surrealism scene. I really admire the soft and delicate touch of his style, which explores the bittersweet side of his imaginary world.

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Slow Story: new illustrations by Anton Marrast

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By Stephanie Thandi Johnstone in New Illustration on Friday 26 October 2012

Anton Marrast’s Slow Story is a beautifully drawn surreal narrative. It reminds me of Jonas Odell’s classic, powerful short animation Revolver.

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Paintings by Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski

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By quequito in New Art on Wednesday 10 October 2012

The work of Zdzislaw Beksinski is certainly not new, but although it’s been around for several decades, it is still mesmerizing. Some of his paintings have a Francis Bacon meets William Turner feel to them. You often see blurry objects in the background disappearing behind a veil of light next to nightmarish creatures and dark gloomy atmospheres, all with unsaturated colors and ghostly brush strokes. I see it as a dark post-apocalyptic surrealism, which is no wonder taking into account he was a teenager during the Second World War.

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Tattoo illustrations by Sergio Mora

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By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

Sergio Mora is probably one of my favorite artists ever. I just can’t get enough of looking at his adorable tattoo series. And his illustrations and paintings are absolutely captivating. I love the humor and the surrealism in his pieces. Just when I think he couldn’t get better, he comes up with a new piece that totally blows my mind.

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