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Elaborate Narratives Emerge From the Surreal, Mysterious Worlds of Victo Ngai’s Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #digital #editorial #surreal May 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hummingbird” (2019). All images © Victo Ngai, shared with permission Starting with a single word or short prompt from an editor or brand, Victo Ngai (previously) imagines fantastical dreamscapes brimming with surreal details. The Los Angeles-based, Hong Kong-born illustrator collaborates on commissioned projects that, …

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Elegant Tattoos by Expanded Eye Combine Fragmented Figures and Geometric Details into Surreal Compositions

 Art Illustration #surreal #tattoos April 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jade Tomlinson and Kev James, shared with permission Splashes of primary colors enhance the dotted lines and angular forms that compose Expanded Eye’s tattoos. Artists Jade Tomlinson and Kev James (previously) are behind the distinctly geometric designs that pair foliage and natural …

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Peculiar Characters by Sophie Woodrow Flaunt a Bizarre Array of Costumes and Hybrid Features

 Art #ceramics #porcelain #sculpture #surreal March 15, 2022 Grace Ebert Photo by Ben Dowden. All images © Sophie Woodrow, shared with permission Uncanny hybrid bodies, peculiar garments, and innumerable unearthly details comprise Sophie Woodrow’s troupe of porcelain figures. Living and working in Bristol, the artist sculpts the delicate, white material into characters that blur …

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Oil Paintings by Paco Pomet Brighten Vintage Scenes with Satirical Elements in Color

 Art #humor #oil painting #painting #satire #social commentary #surreal February 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “A Prequel” (2021), oil on canvas, 100 x 150 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet Succeeding his series of paintings titled Beginnings, Paco Pomet’s Endings applies a similarly satirical veil to his provocative and outlandish scenarios: a cleaved camper reveals …

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Dreamlike Sculptures by Christina Bothwell Meld Ceramic, Glass, and Oil Paint into Otherworldly Figures

 Art #animals #ceramics #dreams #glass #mosaics #oil paint #sculpture #surreal January 24, 2022 Grace Ebert “Two Violets.” All images © Christina Bothwell, shared with permission From her Pennsylvania studio, Christina Bothwell (previously) sculpts surreal hybrid creatures and figures that occupy the unearthly space between dreams and wakefulness. She works with a combination of annealed …

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Human Anatomy and Decomposing Flora Unveil a Surreal Mix of Dreams and Feelings in Rafael Silveira’s Portraits

 Art #anatomy #oil painting #painting #plants #portraits #surreal December 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rafael Silveira, shared with permission In Rafael Silveira’s Unportraits, magenta curls and slick, turquoise coifs frame the bizarre scenarios unfolding in a subject’s mind. The Brazilian artist, who gravitates towards oil paints in shades of pink and blue, …

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Surreal Characters Vacation at a Fantastic Resort in a 1,500-Piece Puzzle by Marija Tiurina

 Illustration #puzzles #surreal #watercolor November 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Marija Tiurina Marija Tiurina is known for her chaotic, fictionalized worlds that offer a brief escape from reality, so it’s fitting that London-based artist (previously) turned one of her larger watercolor renderings into a daunting 1,500-piece puzzle. Brimming with surreal splendor, the …

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Bizarre Wide-Eyed Hybrids Reflect Imagined Landscapes in Naoto Hattori’s Miniature Paintings

 Art #animals #miniature #painting #surreal September 3, 2021 Grace Ebert “Green Walk.” All images © Naoto Hattori, shared with permission At once adorable and unnervingly surreal, the fantastical creatures rendered by Naoto Hattori (previously) seamlessly meld the myriad textures and colors found in nature into unusual hybrids. They’re often fluffy, equipped with horns in …

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Infinite Architectural Metropolises Balance Order and Chaos in Benjamin Sack’s Drawings

 Art #architecture #drawing #labyrinth #mazes #surreal June 23, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boxed In.” All images © Benjamin Sack, shared with permission In Benjamin Sack’s imagined environments, it’s not uncommon to find angular mazes resembling dystopian structures, buildings packed so closely together it’s difficult to distinguish one from the next, and labyrinthine walkways that spiral …

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Surreal Watercolor Illustrations Shake Back and Forth in Marija Tiurina’s Chaotic Stereograms

 Animation Art Illustration #painting #surreal #video #watercolor May 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All image © Marija Tiurina, shared with permission Longtime Colossal readers will recognize the surreal, fictionalized scenes illustrated by Marija Tiurina (previously). Whether a bizarre mishmash of thoughts from quarantine or a crowded parallel universe in North London, Tiurina’s works are a …

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