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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…
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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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Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it's extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life.
Alessandro Gottardo (aka Shout) just reached out to us to tell us about his new set of sweet and surreal illustrations. As we had said before, Gottardo's clever illustrations show us why a minimalist approach can go a long way in telling a story. By taking out all that's unnecessary…Continue
Added by alice on June 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
20-year-old French photographer Marwane Pallas invites you to step into his strange and surreal dream. Whether he's flipping photos around and offering us a new perspective or masterfully manipulating colors, each photo feels you've stepped out of reality and stepped into a magical and mystical world.
"I like to create fantasy using the real world, assembling…Continue
Photographer Tram Tran just sent us this great photo of couple Daniel and Irene on their wedding day.
Tran worked with fellow photographer Linhberg to set up this dreamy shot that features the kissing couple, an empty parking structure and a…Continue
Graphic designer and mother of two, Catrin Welz-Stein lives and works in Malaysia where she creates stunningly surreal works. Focused on mixed media, she breathes new life into vintage photos by experimenting in Photoshop, taking pictures apart and assembling them into new content. As she told…Continue
Wooden House, by Poland-based artist Dariusz Klimczak, is a wonderfully whimsical photo manipulation that gives new meaning to the word "treehouse." Love how the red hatted person is just casually walking toward the tree, looking as if he's just coming home after another long, hard day at work. …
Maine-based Robert Dowling Jr. creates wonderfully whimsical stories with a slightly surreal touch. The self-taught artist, who works primarily in acrylics and oils, often paints characters with their faces covered or turned away. Love art like this that both children and adults can enjoy in their own…
What the heck is going on here!? That is exactly what you might ask when you take a look at these crazy scenes gone awry by photographer Kevin Corrado. Based in Connecticut, Corrado creates these wacky images that make no sense but have an interesting and fragmented narrative. Corrado views the world in unusual ways and presents that perspective to his viewers. He says, “We are all…
Welcome to the weird but wonderfully wacky world of Ron Ulicny. This Portland, Oregon-based artist and craftsman creates strange sculptures that you can't help but want to stare at. Now showing at Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco are Ulicny's new works that include everything from a 1930's Harmony…Continue
Somewhat frightening but incredibly cool is this new airbrush painting by artist Chris Ellman. Called Two Faces, it's a diptych or two works that, side by side, form one single artistic statement. Taking him three months to complete, this 100% airbrush on canvas is filled with hundreds of characters living in a strange and detailed world. Surreal cities come alive in a woman and…
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What would otherwise just be deemed "cool" artwork has an added layer of shock value when you find out what materials the artist uses. Vinicius Quesada's series entitled Blood Piss Blues isn't your typical accumulation of surreal imagery. What differentiates his creations from other works is his unorthodox art supplies - he uses blood and urine! His creations are appealing…Continue
One of our very favorite illustrators Alessandro Gottardo (aka SHOUT) just wrote to us to share some very exciting news. A few days ago, the prestigious Society of Illustrators called Gottardo to tell him that he'd won two Gold medals this year, in two separate categories.
Every year, at the end of the year,…Continue
At this year's PULSE LA event, one of the most incredibly awe-inspiring pieces was by Angelo Musco. The New York-based contemporary artist, who is represented in the US by Carrie Secrist Gallery, is known for creating massive photographs of surreal mosaics made from thousands of swarming human bodies.