Rob Gonsalves is a surrealist painter hailing from Canada. His work is heavily reminiscent of René Margritte, in the best way possible. You can find a full collection of his work (with prints available) here, and if you want a book of his work, you can find that here! on Amazon.
Milos Rajkovic is an anti-war Serbian artist who makes animated GIFs showing the inner-working of authority figures like generals and politicians. The busts are filled with ridiculous characters (clowns, machines, birds, etc.) which poke fun at the ruling class. It’s all rather mesmerizing…
A word from the artist:
“I think that satirical humor is the best form of criticism and thats the reason why I use it so much in my work. The interesting thing is that people who don’t understand that kind of humor always thinks that my art is scary and disturbing.”
I’m loving these illustrations by Zao Dao, an artist based in Kaiping, China. She wields earth-toned watercolor paint to create these beautiful, Dalí-esque illustrations. I honestly don’t know too much about the artist. I suppose she doesn’t have the biggest presence in the Western world, but maybe that will all change soon.
You can check out the whole collection at Zao Dao’s facebook site.
Abominable creatures, mutilated children, and spooky forests are all part of the nightmarish surrealism created by Korean artist, Eunjung Shin. I really love the dark style of pen & ink. It works to conceive an appropriately gloomy atmosphere in each of the illustrations.
Tebe Interesno (“Are you Interested”) is the moniker of Russian digital artist, Dmitry Maksimov, who has a predilection for surreal, space-inspired illustrations. Frederic Kroutchev believes that his work evokes a Japanese aesthetic due to “Maksimov’s usage of tilt-shift effects, which mimic miniature photography on a grand scale. He’s just taken it one step further, and actually inserted his own “miniatures” into the landscapes.” The images are so creative and well manipulated…
For many more pieces, check out Dmitry’s Russian tumblr.
“Magma” is a new music video from Dvein, a motion and interactive collaboration between Fernando Dominuez, Teo Guillem, and Carlos Pardo based in Barcelona, Spain. The video is abstract, digital art at its best — a surrealist journey through a deteriorating, mountainous world filled with ghostly faces and swirling streams of liquid paint. Sounds cool, right? Check the video out for yourself above.
“Besides our commercial activity, Dvein is conceived as a platform based on experimentation. We try to redefine the way of focusing the objectives of every particular project. We are not afraid of thinking outside the box- as we were not afraid in the past of melting a plastic toy helicopter, directing ants and snails, or building a miniature music festival.“