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A Covenant: The Gothic Ladies of Tom Bagshaw

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Tom Bagshaw is a British illustrator who draws charming girls in a gothic setting. His ladies are so charming in their decadent essence that they win over even the most conservative stumps at first sight. And no wonder – sometimes you can’t command your heart. Continue reading »

Beneath the Veil: The Psychedelic Art Works of Richard Ingersoll

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You can find a lot in Richard Ingersoll’s drawings – and it’s not just in their crazy, psychedelic subjects, but in how different the perception of the pictures is from how the mood of the viewer changes. In moments of sadness they add to despondency, in moments of joy they add to cheerfulness. If this is not a sign of the artist’s skill, we wash our hands of it. Continue reading »

Stoned Mutants in Grotesque and Surreal Paintings by Fabrizio Riccardi

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Fabrizio Riccardi (Italian, b.1942,) one of the last few living “traditional” surrealist painters, was born in Rome, Italy, but grew up in Turin, where he completed his studies and began to develop his artistic skills. Continue reading »

The Dark Surrealism of Arturo Rivera

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Arturo Rivera was born in Mexico City in 1945. He studied painting at Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City (1963-68); and silk-screen process and photo-silk screen process at The City Lit Art School of London (1973-74). Continue reading »

The Absurd West, the Strange East: The Grotesque Paintings of Lui Liu

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Lui Liu was born in March 1957 in North China and came to Canada in 1991. Speaking both Chinese and English fluently, Lui Liu possesses superb painterly techniques, his unique language that finds a wide range of audience around the world. His acquisition of techniques started during China’s Cultural Revolution when he was a young boy painting posters on the streets and continued in the most prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Continue reading »

The Amusing Melancholy of Crooked Faces: Paintings by Jeffrey Chong Wang

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I’m sure you have photos that show you as if you were in the middle of something, like you were talking or doing something, and then you were suddenly filmed. As a result, the face in the photo freezes halfway through, turning into the funny grimace of a hung-over degenerate. Continue reading »

Master of His Magical Universe: Surreal Paintings of Chris Berens

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Chris Berens is a Dutch painter. While he takes inspiration from the quality of light in the paintings of Vermeer and Rembrandt, his themes lie more within the realms of surrealism and visionary art than traditional painting. Although his work is completely hand-painted, his paintings are often assumed to be digital photographic manipulation. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife Esther and their daughters Emma & Juno Leeuwenhart. Continue reading »

Disturbing Dreams: The Superb Bizarre Art by Miles Johnston

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Miles Johnston is a British artist who paints bizarre worlds of eerie, distorted dreams. The surrealistic images that Johnston transfers to canvas are felt more by the spinal cord than by the brain – they are intuitively frightening, and for the particularly tender ones they can even trigger a panic attack of trypophobia. Continue reading »

Creepy, Funny, and Very Strange: Eddy Stevens’ Surreal Portraits

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Eddy Stevens is a Belgian surrealist painter, the author of a series of portraits of strange people who seem to have emerged from some kind of Black Lodge. Continue reading »

Before-And-After Pics Reveal How Much These Beautiful Images Are Photoshopped To Look Surreal

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The photographer known as The_Nicest_Misanthrope has presented a collection of pictures in the fantasy genre. He assures us that such photos are in great demand! Seeing the original photos, we can conclude that they have come a very long way to their fairy-tale finale. Continue reading »

Find Your Totem Animal: The Anthropomorphic Bears of Richard Ahnert

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Richard Ahnert (previously featured) is a Toronto artist who paints in the old-fashioned oil style. He also adores bears, he just loves them. He created a series of portraits of anthropomorphic bears. Continue reading »

Sensual and Surreal Fine Art Photography by Oleg Oprisco

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Oleg Oprisco is a photographer nased in Kyiv, Ukraine. His pictures speak for themself. Oprisco shoot in medium format film cameras. He uses film as the way to experience the making of every shot, the reason behind every click, its formulation, and its nature. Continue reading »

Looney Tunes without Looney Tunes: Existential, Surreal, and Creepy Backgrounds

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Many of us enjoyed watching Looney Tunes when we were kids – they were funny, interesting, and unbelievably groovy. Continue reading »

Transmigration of The Soul: Surreal Paintings by The Welder Wings

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Francisco Abril and Nuria Velasco, also known as Welder Wings, asountds the art world with gothic surrealism. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Dreamy Phantom Clouds Descend From The Sky

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Barcelona-based artist and illustrator Vorja Sánchez creates dreamy Phantom Clouds Descend from the Sky. Vorja is fascinated by nature. He expresses all his love for it giving life to its elements, fauna, and flora through marvelous illustrations. In this series, each sprawling character is hand-drawn on top of a photograph. Continue reading »

An Artist Confronts Depression with The Help of Photography

According to Dieter Ruistocht: “Four years ago I fell from a building when I was taking pictures. I hurt my leg. Since then I had a lot of surgeries, most with no result. Continue reading »

Nevermind: Dreamy, Mysterious and Surreal Art Works of Paul Rabaud

Paul Rabaud is a French artist who came up with a rather funny and useful challenge for himself. Throughout 2020 (and part of 2021), he drew pictures every day, the references for which were photos of various cozy places around the planet. Continue reading »

Spanish Photographer Creates Mind-Bending Images Will Give You A Different Perspective Of The World

Perspective is a wonderful thing, if you understand the below photographs you have to double-check. These photos will tell us that even simple things are extraordinary, and there’s always beauty in the most mundane things. Continue reading »

The Ugly Glamour Cats by Gregory Jacobsen

Gregory Jacobsen is a Chicago-based artist who draws ugly, surreal cats. Of course, he draws not only them, but also ugly people, ugly everyday objects, and ugly natural phenomena-no matter how strange that may sound. In our opinion, however, he does it best when he draws cats with crazy faces. Continue reading »

Anxiety, Poetry, Death: Gloomy Paintings by Julia Soboleva

Julia Soboleva is a Manchester-based artist who paints frightening paintings in the spirit of David Lynch’s surrealist aesthetic. Soboleva’s paintings are as abstract as possible, yet deeply poetic enigmas about peace, loneliness, and death. Continue reading »

Child of Terror: Creepy Illustrations by Dolce Paganne

Dolce Paganne a.k.a Ceren Aksungur is an Istanbul origin artist based in Antwerp. Artist focus in her surreal drawings on the “sinister” aspect that reside in the details of daily life. Continue reading »

Alex Eckman-Lawn’s Surreal Layered Artworks

Alex Eckman-Lawn is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates stunning collage paintings. He stacks different plans in layers, which creates an effect of depth, and the dark context of the works turns this depth into a mesmerizing tunnel leading to the abyss of the unconscious. Continue reading »

Surreal Urban Installations by Alexander Chinneck

Often described as a magician, Alex Chinneck is above all a perfect director and an excellent technician. Continue reading »

The Eyes of Surrealism: Art by Andreea Dumuta

Andreea Dumuta is an illustrator from Romania who draws whimsical pictures with random images. The pictures look kind of crazy, but they’re pretty colorful – and that’s all we need. Continue reading »

Dreams and Fear: The Epic Illustrations by Alexey Yegorov

Alexey Yegorov is an artist from Yakutsk, who draws epic illustrations with all sorts of soil. His surrealistic paintings have a sense of something mysterious and at the same time native – a perfect December mood. Continue reading »