Colorful illustrations by Archann

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 20 April 2013

These mixed media illustrations by Archann are gorgeous. I’m overwhelmed by the energy being given off by the combinations of color and texture. The impact of using hand-drawn elements mixed with digital art is wonderful. Archann has used his skills for a wide variety of audiences and I’d say it’s pretty obvious why everyone loves his work.

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Beautiful Japanese-inspired surrealist paintings

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 11 March 2013

These gorgeous photorealist paintings by Moki deserve a second look. And then a third and fourth. The Berlin-based artist specializes in camouflaging people into breathtaking, northern landscapes. Rugged mountains, untouched rivers and the like have human elements cleverly woven into each image. My favorite is the mountain range. It took a moment to recognize the […]

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Creative sculptures from Myeonbeom Kim

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By Contributions in New Art on Friday 8 March 2013

Combining objects in unexpected ways challenges us to rethink our understanding of the common world. The unique way artist Myeongbeom Kim merges objects from nature with those that are man-made absolutely blows me away. Personally, I would have never though to plant a tree in a urinal. But I guess that way it gets watered.

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Surrealist paintings by Brooklyn artist Robert Lucy

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By Sarth in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

There’s just not enough surrealism in the world, which makes Robert Lucy’s paintings extra important to me. I believe he refers to them as ‘figurative’, but I’ve never seen dolls like these before. Maybe they are magical realism. I first got turned on to his work at an open house in Bushwick, Since then, he’s […]

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Paintings of female forms suffocated by slimy creatures

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By Ash Lethal in New Art on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Monica Cook is an American visual artist working in several different medias. Cook’s surrealistic paintings are both disturbing and intriguing; female forms suffocated by the limbs of slimy creatures and messy foods.

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The fantastical fairytale world of Ann Mei

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By Damon Christopher Wallace in New Illustration on Thursday 12 January 2012

I love imagery that invites storytelling, so I’m drawn to fairytale and surrealist art. Ann Mei does an excellent job of creating illustrations that merge both genres. Innocence is typically the centerpiece of her work, but the eerie backdrops lure me in, hold me captive, and make me want answers. Like a good fairytale should.

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Aaron Bolton

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By Cody A. Seekins in New Art on Thursday 25 August 2011

Aaron Bolton’s surrealist images invoke a variety of sensations, pulling from a dynamic of cultural associations. As an emerging artist, his oil paintings stand toe-to-toe with the established art world at large.

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Chris Mars

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 21 July 2008

Chris Mars paints the kind of paintings you’d expect to find in the basement of a serial killer after he’s shown the cops where all the bodies are.

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