Stanisław Szukalski’s strong nationalistic affinity, coupled with a megalomaniac self-image made him the priest of a nation, that was to hail him the greatest of living artists.
Franciszek Starowieyski liked to think of himself as a draftsman from the 17th century. The lushness of form and erotic exuberance is truly Baroque.
Orgyan Chopel translates cryptic Buddhism into a simplified language of symbols, easier to understand and accept.
The painter has a language which translates meaning to the viewer beyond that which the viewer’s experience can give.
On these grounds, all perception is a gamble. A meta-level is always just around the corner, and Zawada’s hyperreal imagery is a vivid glimpse into an expanded perceptual bandwidth.
Watching this video, I felt captured by a primal feeling of awe. One of these rare moments when we glimpse how inconceivably vast and powerful this reality is.
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.
These seekers of the inner spirit in outer things, wanted to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world.
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.
Polish animator Piotr Kamler explores the unfathomable and mysterious relationship between movement and time, matter and space.
Escher reveals a world far away from our general perception of reality, a world of mathematics, a world of abstractions, anticipating deep features of modern day cosmology.
Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.
Paul Wunderlich was a German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He’s one of the most important members of the Magic Realism movement.
It’s like strolling through an otherworldly dream that feels like home at the same time, breathing the vibrant air of enchantment.
Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.
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…
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.
Ernst Fuchs was one of the most influential masters of the visionary arts movement.
The Adventurous Spark aka TAS is an Austrian 3D artist specialized in live visuals and mapping for psytrance festivals.
Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.
Edward James — described by Salvador Dalí as “crazier than all the Surrealists together” — designed a sculptural dream garden that defies any architectural label.
New York City born, Robert Venosa was transported into the world of fine art in the late 60’s after having…
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.
The ancient and the yet unseen echoes through these arabesque hyper realms, with an almost hallucinatory effect.
Keith Rankin is responsible for the sublime artwork of Orange Milk Records.
Jerry Uelsmann uses the technique of combination printing to create his dreamlike scenes.
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
These pictures are a marvelous way to depict the infinite pool of our imagination.
Asger Carlsen’s pictures make me think about my human form and its range of functions.
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.
Métamorphose is a project by French photographer Frédéric Fontenoy that consists of slit-scan self portraits created in outdoor locations.
We all know this masterpiece but the delight is in the detail.
Hans Bellmer was a photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer.
No introduction needed. Here’s Abdul Mati Klarwein. Maybe I feel especially familiar with his style of painting because it was…
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
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.