Tag Archives: Surrealism

The Color and the Pattern: The Surreal Worlds of Deedee Cheriel

Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel is a Los Angeles-based painter whose work I just recently became acquainted and subsequently fascinated with. Her dynamic use of color and antediluvian shapes and patterns really struck a chord with the graphic designer in me, and … Continue reading

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Hello There: The Mixed Media of Wilson Hsu

Hi everybody! After much discussion, debate, hand-wringing and hair pulling amongst my committee of one (that would be me and my multiple personalities), I’ve decided to move my Weekly Art Galleries from it’s traditional Thursday spot to Monday, a bold … 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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Metalheads: The Tin Can Art of Brian Despain

Writer Philip Dick once asked, “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” In the humorous artwork of Brian Despain, robots not only dream, but also live in a melancholy world somewhere between man and machine. From an early age Despain has … 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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World Of Adventure: The Pop Noir Art Of Ryan Heshka

If there’s one thing I love, it’s the pulp nour look of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, fueled mainly for my love of cheesy sci-fi and gangster flicks, movie posters and pulp comics. And no one captures that fun yet … Continue reading

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Between Self and Object: The Waterfall Art of Liu Baomin

And now for something completely different … Artist Liu Baomin lives and works in Beijing, China. He is known for painting unique large scale portraits in which his subjects are depicted in an abstracted way, looking as if they are … Continue reading

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