Artist Amandine van Ray creates eerie, surreal compositions through powerfully expressive narratives. Each one of her ghostly figures floats unnaturally through the air in a journey where darkness and isolation seem to be the dominating forces that drive each visual story.
Through impressive editing techniques, the Estonia-based artist produces ghostly figures that…Continue
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The surreal images of Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier) have a level of vulnerability to them that draws the viewer's attention and allows one to empathize with each character within the frame. The photographer's subjects often exhibit a sense of confinement and isolation in nature…Continue
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The creative photography of 21-year-old Audrey Simper is an inspiring collection of conceptual portraits that blend real with surreal. Based in Chicago, the self-taught artist brings her imagination alive in subtle and not-so-subtle digital manipulations. Whether there's a third hand reaching out from the shadows or goldfish floating out of a sleeping beauty's mouth, each…Continue
On a mountain, high in the Northern Limestone Alps, located in Bavaria, Germany, sits a lone door. Photographer James Hilgenberg captured this stunning shot of the entrance way as it leads to a view of breathtaking beauty.
"I saw this door in the Alps this year," he wrote on National…Continue
The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General…Continue
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Every year for the last three years we have been tracking one photographer's work. A young talent whose fresh ideas seem to be constantly emulated, a rising star who isn't afraid to look outside the box for something new. When we first wrote about Alex Stoddard's stunning self-portraits, back when he was just…Continue
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Romanian artist Caras Ionut's fine art photo manipulations cleverly merge reality with lively dreams. In the imaginative scenes, viewers are introduced to odd behavior like a young girl fishing while riding atop another giant fish or a rhino walking on water.
To create each piece,…Continue
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Artist Artyom Chebokha, aka Rhads, dreams up all kinds of surreal moments in his spectacular digital creations. In each painting, he creates a swirling blur of land and sky, ships and animals, and even gondolas floating along the clouds. In the enchanting scenes filled with flying fish venturing off into the distance and giant whales emerging from unexpected places, viewers are introduced to…
Today, I found and fell in love with the slightly surreal photography of Stephen Criscolo. A recent high school graduate, Criscolo is now attending the University of Georgia and studying Photojournalism. Like many young talents, the 19-year-old is completely self-taught. As you can tell by his photo manipulation skills, he's equally comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of…
Few photos completely take my breath away the second I look at them. This is one of them. Away with the Canaries, shot by the ever talented photographer Miss Aniela, is a beautifully surreal image that she perfectly describes as "photo meets painting."
During April 13 and…Continue
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With just four years of experience, Normandy-based student photographer Vincent Bourilhon creates surreal worlds that are incredibly enchanting. Viewers will find themselves swiftly escaping into many of his inventive stories where top hats rapidly multiply and hot air balloons emerge from the steam of a coffee cup.
Bourilhon juxtaposes real-life environments with detailed…Continue
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Ontario-based Canadian sculptor Ellen Jewett, aka creaturesfromel, creates fantasy-driven biological forms that take the mind on a surreal journey. Each of her creatures exhibits an unconventional yet imaginative aesthetic that combines one's dreams and nightmares into an unusual…Continue
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Finland-based photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently posted a series of gorgeous photos under the title The Spirit of Winter. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, they're stellar shots that will make you appreciate the vast beauty of nature, especially in the winter.
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Berlin, Germany-based artist Moki finds inspiration in Japanese artist Hayao Miyazaki's work (Spirited Away) as well as in nature. Her acrylic paintings are filled with images of northern landscapes or as she describes more specifically as "isolated Scandinavian and Icelandic terrain, a subarctic frozen lake continent, untouched caves and moss meadows, and mountains sculpted into…
Lately, we've been fascinated with severe weather photography (see 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning and Beautiful and Dramatic Thunderhead Clouds), and yet we were still stunned when we came across…
Added by alice on January 3, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
It surprises me that we've never featured the incredible digital art of Mario S. Nevado (aka Aegis Strife) here on My Modern Met. The illustrator and art director from Murcia, Spain creates larger than life surreal illustrations that all pack a strong emotional punch. His style lies somewhere between dark and surreal art and he often layers his work with serious messages that come through in both the…
Added by alice on November 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
In the dictionary, the word surreal is defined as something unreal and fantastic or "having a oddly dreamlike quality." If surreal art can do anything, it can make us feel like we haven't woken up from a nightmare or a dream. More than that, however, it has the power of making the impossible suddenly seem possible. Though the cultural movement started back in the 1920s…Continue
While Boston-based fine art photographer Jennifer B. Hudson has a whole portfolio filled with highly stylized, incredibly dramatic photos, these two recent images by her really caught my eye. The stunningly surreal photos show two individuals whose heads are merged together with nature. As eye-catching as they may be, what exactly do they mean?
"This is new, experimental work…Continue
While England has the Olympics, walk along certain streets in France right now and you might just come across some of the strangest, most surreal art you've ever seen. Two contemporary art events are concurrently happening, "Estuaire" (estuary of the Loire river) and "Le Voyage a Nantes" (A journey to Nantes). Where else could you happen to come across what remains of…Continue
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