Aye Carumba! El Arte de Muy Excelente Sergio Mora

Sergio Mora is one of the leading exponents of the Pop Surrealist movement in Spain. Born in Barcelona in 1975, he studied at the famed “La LLotja” (Barcelona Arts and Crafts School). He is painter, illustrator, video director, designer, performer and storyteller. His artistic work is intense, rich and varied, ranging from book publishing, collaboration with magazines, working with some of Spain’s renowned musicians, participating in advertising campaigns and, of course, exhibiting his paintings in galleries around the world.

Working mainly in acrylics, Mora creates a colorful world full of dream and circus characters, where tattooed women have bunny heads and Spock appears as a toreador. His colorful world, rendered with immaculate detail, have a playful narrative quality; his characters appear in impossible proportions and are grouped with unlikely companions, appearing journeying towards unseen destinations or convening for odd celebrations. Like a true post-modernist, pop culture references punctuate his work with often amusing effect; is that Elton John riding a flying flamingo?

Colorful, amusing and strange … just the way I like it! Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Pop Surreal art of Sergio Mora.

About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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26 Responses to Aye Carumba! El Arte de Muy Excelente Sergio Mora

  1. petit4chocolatier says:

    I love the twists and turns of surreal art!! These are wonderful. I was not familiar with Sergio Mora. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Impybat says:

    Some of them look like demented Little Golden Books illustrations!

  3. Drew Pan says:

    I never thought I’d ever see Spock riding a flying guitar!

  4. fcg says:

    Fascinating, dreamlike. And yes, they remind me of those Little Golden Books. 🙂

  5. TBM says:

    They are strange, but in a wonderful way. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Paula says:

    Hi Stephen 🙂 A minute ago I clicked on your gravatar and found out you don’t have links to your wordpress blog over there. Would you put it please? I do follow you, but when I click on your pic I want to find the link to your wordpress blog easily 😉

  7. Paula says:

    P.S. This art is very original 🙂 I loved the one entitled “comida para tu alma” 🙂

  8. Madhu says:

    Fantastic, literally! Zoeeo on the Flamingo is my favourite I think, love that uncanny resemblance to Elton John 🙂

  9. Madhu says:

    Oops, time for bed….that should have read Zorro!

  10. S. Mora seems to be obsessed with Spock! While I’m not suggesting that Spock isn’t a worthy obsession, it’s so funny how this media item sticks out in the midst of the other images.

  11. Somewhere between pop art, Disney and vintage posters, Love it! There’s a film out there, somewhere) in which Dali and his muse Gaia actually created a Disney short film. It has some references to his mentor Louis Buneul and it’s brilliant if you can ever find it.
    Of course, Disney never released the film-far too avant garde, but it’s certainly made the appearance on a few arthouse festivals for sure!

  12. Stephen, thanks so much for adding the movie “Destino” to one of your replies. It’s really quite beautiful and seems like a topic just cut out for Salvador Dali. What a wonderful work of art, and a perfect supplement to a discussion of Mora’s art.

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