German artist Raphaëlle Martin created a tribute to René Magritte by animating some of his most famous pieces. It is pretty interesting to see surrealism in motion, check it out! René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. LA CONDITION HUMAINE - 1935 LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES - 1936 LE FILS DE L'HOMME - 1964 GOLCONDE - 1953 LA DÉCALCOMANIE - 1966
Marcel Caram is an amazing digital artist from Brazil who is fascinated with creating Surreal Art. His surrealism styles reminds me a lot of dali for the landscape where most pieces take place but it has this amazing definition and sharpness that comes from the digital art which makes it even better. Enjoy! For more from Marcel visit flickr.com/photos/marcarambr and facebook.com/marcel.caram.1. For more from Marcel visit flickr.com/photos/marcarambr and facebook.com/marcel.caram.1.
Jorge Ignacio Nazábal is a famous painter from Havana, Cuba. The surreal style of Nazabal took him on exhibitions all over the world where he showed his amazing art of imagination. Check it out!
I'm a big fan of the surrealism, since the days of the master of surrealism Dali in which his work still inspire us till this day. Surrealism is very big in the photo manipulation and digital art world and today I selected some great work to display here. Enjoy!
We've seen some pretty amazing surreal work here at Abduzeedo, but we never really can get enough of it. Surrealism is the language of dreams, visions and prophecies. It speaks in riddles and leaves us restless finding meanings for it. Martin Wittfooth presents us his stunning work. It is a complete set of surreal imagery, full of hidden meanings and absolutely lovely and scary elements. Would you there tell us what these mean? Maybe that's the fun of it... a Life of Pi feel. The reality behind these might be ugly, but these illustrations are full of beauty. Anyways, these are only a handful of Martin's works. For more of it, please visit his personal portfolio. He'll definitely enjoy if you show him some love. Cheers! ;)
The deeply symbolic art of Paul Bond draws from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism, where dreamlike elements are blended into realistic atmospheres to uncover a deeper understanding of reality. Bond’s art illuminates a world where anything and everything is possible. They are uplifting illusions that delight the imagination and stir the soul. Bond shares the following about his work: “Altering and juxtaposing familiar objects gives me the visual symbols that become the language I use to reflect emotions or thoughts that I'm entertaining at the moment. Very often paintings are born from something randomly seen from a car window or a line in a poem or song. If it stirs my curiosity and touches my heart, it finds its way into my work.” Bond's award-winning magic realism paintings have been featured in galleries, museums and cultural centers, including the Gateway Museum in Farmington, NM and the San Diego Art Institute. His paintings are now in private collections throughout the US, as well as Australia, Germany and England. Corporate collections include the Hotel Hershey and PB&J Restaurants, and his art is featured in many contemporary art publications. Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Copyright Paul Bond Information and photos from http://www.paulbondart.com/
Gerald Reisinger also known as Monolab is a photographer based in Austria. Inspired by a lot of amazing photographers out there, Gerald has founded himself creating pictures with a such a distinct colour palette and also very surrealistic. I hope you will enjoy these amazing images! For more information about Gerald Reisinger also known as Monolab, you can visit his GeraldReisinger.com.
What makes an illustration good? Is it the style? Is is the theme? Or is it the product of a whole set of qualities and feelings put into the canvas? Probably the last. Probably none. Probably you. Ok, I'm just kidding. Whenever I post surreal illustrations I tend to write crazy things... but none of this makes the work of Ryohei Hase, a Japanese illustrator, less astonishing. These are some crazy, well detailed, BIG images. Here are some samples of his work, but I truly recommend you to check out these in his DeviantART gallery for full-sized glory. Go ahead, just click the images. These would definitely be great as wallpapers in my desktop. I wish Ryohei would release some wallpaper versions of these. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Cheers! ;)
Anton Semenov aka Gloom82 is a designer from Bratsk, Russia and a master of surrealism on his free time. The quality of his works is simply amazing, the attention to detail and the overall look of some of his pieces will freak you out. Enjoy! For more from Anton Semenov visit gloom82.deviantart.com Arlecchino Auschwitz Black Dream Evil Jump King of the Hill Lola Mirror of Destiny Morning Mouth No Polar Bear Society Surrogate Talisman Thistle Weiss's Secret Winter
Saad Moosajee is freelancer illustrator and Art Director from England but currently living in Denver, CO, United States. Saad is a great friend of ours and has contributed a lot with the blog with wallpapers, opinions and inteview. Now he has just updated his website with awesome new works that had to be featured here on Abduzeedo. For more information visit Saad's website at http://saadart.com/ I am still pretty influenced by surrealists like Dali and Magritte but less than I was before. These days I get more inspired by my surroundings, especially tagging & graffiti and artists like Banksy. My Darkest Day Thousands of Apps At Twilight Saad’s work has been exhibited in multiple galleries and published in a multitude of magazines and books. He has also served as the Creative Director of slashTHREE.com for over 2 years, and is also a member of The Keystone Design Union. 361 Degrees pt 2 You Are We
I have been working on a few designs heavily inspired by the Surrealism, because of that I was looking for some references and visual artists that are influenced by this style as well. Then I stumbled upon Reality-must-die at DeviantArt. I couldn't get much information about him, I know he is from Germany, but I was totally mesmerized by his surrealistic drawings that I had to feature him here on Abduzeedo. For more information about Reality-must-die, visit his DeviantArt Profile or his website at http://www.realitymustdie.npage.de (it's in German). but now, check out some of his amazing works. Never - ending Search with Bernard Dumaine melancholy leave me alone Hope... with Marcel Bakker silent escape scribbles... Relativity with Bernard Dumaine Near Death Experience with Bernard Dumaine Phobia Watershed with Bernard Dumaine Premonition of Apocalypse with Janelle Mckain Forsaken Paintings & Airbrushing
Mark Ryden is a great painter and one of the most celebrated artists of the Pop Surrealism movement. His pieces are stunting, expressive and they transmit a good feeling. His work takes us to a kind of parallel world, almost a deja vu. Ryden studied illustration and graduated at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, in 1987. Upon first glance Ryden’s work seems to mirror the Surrealists’ fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However, Ryden transcends the initial Surrealists’ strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. His dewy vixens, cuddly plush pets, alchemical symbols, religious emblems, primordial landscapes and slabs of meat challenge his audience not necessarily with their own oddity but with the introduction of their soothing cultural familiarity into unsettling circumstances. Viewers are initially drawn in by the comforting beauty of Ryden’s pop-culture references, then challenged by their circumstances, and finally transported to the artist’s final intent – a world where creatures speak from a place of childlike honesty about the state of mankind and our relationships with ourselves, each other and our past. Find more about Mark Ryden and his work online at markryden.com. I really loved his pieces, specially Rose (the first one at this list), which I saw at a tv show once and tried to find it for a long period with no success. This image was in my head for months... but then this week I was browsing around and found it... so I decided to show this and other great pieces from this very talented artist! Enjoy the paintings...
Saad Moosajee is a very young digital artists from Denver Colorado. Despite the age he as an impressive portfolio with some images heavily inspired by the Surrealism. Also he has worked for really good clientes such as Oxfam, Tiger Beer, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and many more. For more information visit Saad's website at http://saadart.com/
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members. Today surrealism is no longer a movement but a type of art that a lot of artists like to use to express them selves, in this digital era surrealism is one of the top digital art styles. So here is a great selection of digital artworks to inspire you with the new generation of surrealism.
I'm a big fan of Surrealism. The whole concept of trying to express the subconscious and dreams through art is very fascinating to me. Some of the paintings by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst are really intriguing. Every time you look, you have a different interpretation of what they meant to express. And these days we've been seeing a lot of that in the digital art world; what they call Neosurrealism. Neosurrealism is a combined imagery of dreams, fantasies, and subconscious mind visions in fine art painting, digital art graphic, and photography. In the mid 1980s, modern computer technologies brought a large amount of additional depicting power to contemporary artists not possible by hand. The arrival of desktop publishing and the introduction of software applications introduced a generation of artists to computer image manipulation and 3D image creation that had previously been unachievable. There are thousands of artists, digital and traditional fine art media, who create neo-surrealistic, surreal fantasy, and fantasy realism artworks comparable to Neosurrealism. Below you can see amazing examples. Enjoy ;)