Jorinde Voigt
In Search of Meaning

The drawn structures depict the unfathomable abundance of sensuous impulses, in order to make it available for fresh examination.

Robert Beatty
Keep it surreal

Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.

Jon Han
Death and Transfiguration

The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.

Robert Venosa
Timeless vistas of inner realities

New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…

Kevin Lucbert
worlds in between blue lines

Kevin Lucbert draws doors into parallel universes. And he mostly uses the color blue, which obviously fits to DOP. It…

Phil Kirkland
The psychedelic textbook solution

Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.

Storm Thorgerson
Taken by Storm

Thorgerson’s metaphorical language to me feels like as if Magritte would have been into photography instead of painting.

Alphachanneling
Utopian Erotic

Dive into a lush erotic jungle of entangled bodies and divine pleasures.

Pedro Friedeberg
Architect of patterns

Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.

Pavel Tchelitchew
Bodies seen and unseen

Pavel Tchelitchew clearly was a seer of the unseen, a true visionary artist.

Dan McPharlin
Future past or past future

Dan McPharlin is deeply interested in exploring distant worlds.

David S. Goodsell
The Machinery of Life

Beneath our everyday world there is a miniature universe of cells, trillions of tiny worlds, unseen and beautiful. This is the machinery of life and it never rests!

Brenna Murphy
Resonant hyper objects

The ancient and the yet unseen echoes through these arabesque hyper realms, with an almost hallucinatory effect.

Alexey Kashpersky
The uncanny body

Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?

Keith Rankin
Half child Half ancient

Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.

Symbolika
Made in Trance

Symbolika is a visionary illustrator who explores the fractal, geometrical and spiritual nature of the psychedelic experience.

Frieder Grindler
Posters 1963 – 2005

Frieder Grindler is one of the big names of German poster design in the second half of the 20th century.

Toshio Saeki
Nothing is true
everything is permitted

Toshio Saeki is a psychosexual dream weaver, a grand master of mixing myth, that dream quality and pure libido.

Raffaello Ossola
Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

The subject of Swiss painter Raffaello Ossola is consistent. He paints gateways into an ethereal realm.

Ben Tolman
Detailed views on inner landscapes

Ben Tolman’s ink drawings reflect the fact that there is a subtle world we only perceive in non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Daehyun Kim
Moonassi

Daehyun Kim’s Moonassi series is his life-time project. He draws to meditate on himself and others. And the others again can use the drawings to contemplate as well.

Roger Dean
Floating Dreamlands

Roger Dean is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in…

Hans Bellmer
Degenerate Art

Hans Bellmer was a photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer.

Minoru Nomata
The Architect of Ruins

Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.

Étienne-Louis Boullée
The Temple of Death

Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.

Eric Gill
Lovers & Saints

Often summarized as graphic artist, Eric Gill was a sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker.

Bernard Durin
Beetles and other Insects

There’s a whole earth community that has nothing to do with human beings.

Oscar Reutersvard
The Impossible Figure

Oscar Reutersvärd is widely acknowledged as the father of the impossible figure.

Moebius
Color work

It’s been a long time since the last post on Moebius. Back then I presented a selection of his black and white work…

Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur

The book Kunstformen der Natur (German for Art Forms of Nature) by the biologist Ernst Haeckel is a masterpiece of art and science.

René Laloux
La planète sauvage

La Planète sauvage is a classic of surreal animation. But it’s far more than just dazzlingly beautiful, it holds many thought-provoking ideas to contemplate on.

Paul Gustave Doré
Christian Imagery

Every belief system has to offer a good story. The more poetic and sensational the more likely to find followers. Paul Gustave Doré‘s way of depicting Christian imagery is a great example.