Automatic Earth refers to what I see as a ‘blue print’ that exists within nature; a plan within each organism to automatically generate a particular form or pattern that is then, inevitably flawed.
A perfect summer night and the mental state of being truly present to the current moment in time.
Over more than fifty years of creating, Schwertberger’s themes and painting style evolve continuously. The path led from a figurative fantastic realism to an almost abstract, process-like creative flow.
Especially the persistent interest in depicting light characterizes the dreamlike atmosphere in the woodblock prints of Hasui Kawase
The image of Bali as a place of great physical beauty laced with a mysterious spirituality has its origins in the works of a small circle of bohemian expats in the 1930, of whom Spies was the most influential.
Fludd was striving for an universal science, combining mysticism, aesthetics and the more rational sciences to an all-embracing system of knowledge.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
The woodcut prints of Tom Killion speak of a deep love for the landscape, a passion for the poetics of…
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.
A cosmic drama featuring the two interstellar repairmen Stel and Atan who rediscover humanity’s true state of being.
The base of Michiel Schuurman’s graphic work is a certain logic – whether natural, scientific or historical. Geeky algorithms, natural…
French artist Alexandra Duprez mentions Australian Aboriginal art as her main inspiration to take up painting.
I wanted to make a post about the Brazilian visionary artist Tuco Amalfi for some time already. Now I saw…
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
For more than fifty years the Dillon’s formed one of the most successful and influential illustrator partnership.
Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists.
Alexander Ross’ hyper worlds of cellular growth and green towering vines are one of a kind.
The drawn structures depict the unfathomable abundance of sensuous impulses, in order to make it available for fresh examination.
Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.
The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.
New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…
Kevin Lucbert draws doors into parallel universes. And he mostly uses the color blue, which obviously fits to DOP. It…
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
Thorgerson’s metaphorical language to me feels like as if Magritte would have been into photography instead of painting.
Dive into a lush erotic jungle of entangled bodies and divine pleasures.
Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.
Pavel Tchelitchew clearly was a seer of the unseen, a true visionary artist.
Dan McPharlin is deeply interested in exploring distant worlds.
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!
The ancient and the yet unseen echoes through these arabesque hyper realms, with an almost hallucinatory effect.
Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?
Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.