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.
Symbolika is a visionary illustrator who explores the fractal, geometrical and spiritual nature of the psychedelic experience.
Frieder Grindler is one of the big names of German poster design in the second half of the 20th century.
Toshio Saeki is a psychosexual dream weaver, a grand master of mixing myth, that dream quality and pure libido.
The subject of Swiss painter Raffaello Ossola is consistent. He paints gateways into an ethereal realm.
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’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 is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in…
Hans Bellmer was a photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer.
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
Often summarized as graphic artist, Eric Gill was a sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker.
There’s a whole earth community that has nothing to do with human beings.
Oscar Reutersvärd is widely acknowledged as the father of the impossible figure.
It’s been a long time since the last post on Moebius. Back then I presented a selection of his black and white work…
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.
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.
Kilian Eng is one of the most popular futuristic illustrators of today. Also one of the most productive one’s.
Drawings from Philippe Caza‘s Hydrogenesis.
Laffoley is a visionary painter, designer, futurist & hyperspace cartographer based in Boston. Diving into his world may cause a feeling of dizziness due to an overdose of novelty.
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
In my point of view these 3D animations of mandelbrot sets are a very effective way of getting a glimpse of infinity
For 15 years Paul Noble is building his imaginary city called Nobson. He presents this world in isometric projection only and I would love to pay this place a visit.
Heinz Edelmann‘s illustrations really made a lasting impression on me as a child. His distinct style seemed all-around and I remember one picture book in particular.
My father’s home and studio became very inspiring to me. I find it very interesting to see people’s characters reflected…
Eyvind Earle is a master of contemplative landscape paintings. To me these dream-like sceneries are highly hypnotising.
When it comes to Moebius aka Jean Giraud (* 1938 — † 2012) it’s hard to make a choice what to present. His body of work is huge and versatile. My selection focuses on his early black & white work.
Visually arresting and conceptually rigorous, the graphic design of Boris Bućan has recently experienced renewed international interest.