Examples of Surreal Art

Watch this great examples of surreal images

If you let it to work its magic, the best surreal art can sweep away the cobwebs of the mind and give you a visual kick from which you may not soon recover.

art courtesy Alexey Andreev

(all art courtesy Alexey Andreev)

Robert Steven Connett visions are quite dark and very detailed. His worlds are magical, if a bit frightening:

“Night Trawler”

“Dreaming Machines” and “Dreaming by the City of Glass”

“Emphatics” and “Alternative Fuel Source #1”

“Idiot Collection”, all images courtesy Robert Steven Connett

“Photo-shoppery” not for the faint of heart

“I feel kind of bad,” says Kevin O’Mara in regards to the image below, “I had no idea…” –

“When I first looked up, I thought it was floating” (left image) and “Red Wine Afternoon” (with nautilus) on the right:

images credit: Kevin O’Mara

Erik Johansson’s portfolio is worth checking out for more looney and surreal images:

(images credit: Erik Johansson)

The League of Extraordinary Surrealists

From Colombia to Poland, the movement to shake reality with mind-expanding artwork is spreading fast. Witness “To The Shadows” by Marcela Bolivar from Colombia. Incredible, intricate, baroque – all these descriptions apply:

“L’Ataraxie”, here is the meaning of this word: “It signifies the detached and balanced state of mind that shows that a person has transcended the material world and is now harvesting all the comforts of philosophy.” Well, see for yourself –

(image credit: Marcela Bolivar)

Antonina from Belarus creates conceptual paintings that look deep into the human soul and phobias:

“Desperation” (left image) and “Unbearable Lightness of Being” (right) –

(images credit: Antonina)

“Conscience” by Sergei Kharlamov (also from Ukraine) – crooked, tortured conscience indeed:

(image credit: Sergei Kharlamov)

And a phantasmagorical horse made from gears: “Lonely” in a blasted landscape –

“Lonely”, art courtesy Sylwia Skubis, Poland

Great minds think alike

What is it with paving streets with sky? Must be a recurring dream among artist types, sort of like a dream of being in an elevator and blasting past the last floor into space. First image is the winner of Scandinavian Photo contest, by Erik Johansson. The image under it is by Michael Borgulat, I’m sure they arrived independently at the same idea:

(image credit: Erik Johansson)

(image credit: Michael Borgulat)

More great “what is going on here?” moments:

More info about this lighthouse is here, right image by Boudewijn Smit

Sometimes all you need to achieve a surreal effect is a certain angle…

(original unknown)

And we finish with a great tongue-in-cheek play on the famous Dali’s “elephants on mosquito legs” (The Chicken Matrix?)-

(image credit: Malgorzata Jasinska, Poland)

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