Tag Archives: Surrealist

Sinister Beauty: The Surreal Worlds of Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar is a Toronto-based artist who creates worlds populated by pale beauties straight out of the gilded Victorian Age. His characters almost glow with a flawless, almost porcelain beauty, staring from cold, impassive eyes that project an eerie, sinister … Continue reading

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Singing The Body Imperfect: The Art of Sarah-Jane Szikora

It’s often said that great art can come from great hardship, something that British artist Sarah-Jane Szikora might know a lot about. Having had major eye surgery at age 4 and struggling with an eating disorder from her teens to … Continue reading

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The Intimate Parade: The Symbiotic Art Of Nathan Spoor

Nathan Spoor is a Los Angeles-based painter and writer whose work I just recently became acquainted with. He shows an astonishing range in his work, everything from foreboding and morose to joyful and colorful. The one thread that links his … Continue reading

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The Ridiculous And The Sublime: The Surreal Art of Naoto Hattori

Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama, Japan. Raised as a child in the Japanese traditional arts and culture, he plunged into modern pop culture as a teenager, becoming enthralled in board sports  like surfing and skateboarding, street art … Continue reading

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Everything’s Gone Green: The Eco-Surrealism of Josh Keyes

Element of hope, fear and the anxiety of our uncertain times, especially when it comes to the environment, are part of the unsettling visions of Portland-based artist Josh Keyes. His worlds are populated by wild animals of all sorts roaming … Continue reading

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Space Oddity: The Hyperrealistic Art Of Jeremy Geddes

At first glance, the oil paintings of Melbourne, Australia-based artist Jeremy Geddes don’t look like paintings at all. Rather, an exceptional command of light, movement, composition and tension combine to give his work incredible detail and photo-like realism. Like any … Continue reading

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Kickin’ It Old School: The Classic Surrealism of René Magritte

For the most part, my Thursday Art posts have featured artists who represent a new brand of “pop surrealists.” Modern day artists like Michael Sowa, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Paul Barnes and Hillary White all adhere closely to the basic tenants of … Continue reading

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Complicated Stories: The Oppressive Anima Art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Taipei, Taiwan who works with a variety of media that includes pencil, oils, and digital, and this to-and-fro between art forms adds to the confusion of her art. From simple, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: The Classic Surrealism of Leonora Carrington

I’ve long been a fan of the classic Surrealism of British born artist Leonora Carrington, but I had never seen any originals of her work until my recent visit to the Martin Lawrence Gallery in San Francisco, the same gallery … Continue reading

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