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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.