Surrealism

photography

Darla Teagarden

Darla Teagarden is an American mixed media artist based in Austin, Texas. Formerly a stylist, model and dancer, her current works are photographic – often hand drawing the backgrounds and using recycled or vintage props. In her work Darla combines the arts of photography, fashion and theater sets to produce some very artful and inspiring […]...

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Nashun Nashunbatu

Nashun Nashunbatu is a contemporary artist born in Inner Mongolia in 1969, best known for his paintings of landscapes in which he examines the relationship between man and nature. Artist graduated from university in Ordos, and earned graduate degrees in...

painting

Chris Berens

Chris Berens is a Dutch painter born in 1976 in Oss, the Netherlands, near the historic town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch), the birthplace of Hieronymous Bosch. When he was a boy, his father brought him to many exhibitions of the Dutch Golden Age...

sculpture

Chen Wenling

Chen Wenling is a sculptor who was born in 1969, in Anxi, a tiny village in the Fujian Province of China. His family was poor and could not afford to buy him new toys, so he used clay that was readily available in his surroundings to make small sculptures to...

photography

Gregory Crewdson

The peculiar photographic opus of Gregory Crewdson is inclined in the mysteries behind the porch or closed doors of idealized American suburban homes. Namely, the inhabitants of these homes are dealing with anxiety, manias, and are usually found in some...

photography

Liu Di

Liu Di, born in 1985 in Shanxi Province, is a Chinese artist who uses digitally manipulated photographs to investigate the friction between the natural world and urban residents in China. He graduated from the Professional Photography Department of the...

painting

Joseph Klibansky

Joseph Klibansky ia a new media artist born on 1984 in Cape Town, South Arfica. Klibansky’s main points of departure are architecture and the city, particularly the accelerated, compressed and densely populated urban environments of the 21st century that he...

painting

Doty/Glasco

Doty/Glasco is the collaborative work of partners in art and in life, JR Doty, born 1981 in New Orleans, LA, and Joe Glasco, born 1988 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The two artists have been working individually for over ten years and began working together in...

modern art

William Copley

William Copley was an American painter and patron of the arts of some renown whose late Surrealist works have been seen as an early part of the American Pop Art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. William Nelson Copley, also known as CPLY, was born in New York...

Contemporary Art

Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. He was born in Barcelona in 1923 into a cultured, middle-class, Catalan nationalist family who, since the 19th century,...

Aleksandar Todorovic

Aleksandar Todorovic is a Serbian artist whose oeuvre is so far politically and socially engaged. He explores the many forms of Evil, present in our everyday life, using mostly the character of the politician to depict the evil that is inside us all –...

Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang is one of the most influential and acknowledged painters in the contemporary art world of China. In his fruitful career, he managed to explore many social, philosophical and intimate subjects, developing a unique style and certain seriousness...

Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is an Australian artist whose works usually comprise of thematically and stylistically linked series. The series Introduced Species from 2011 inspired composer Katy Abbott’s symphonic piece of the same name, and it is being performed by...

Francis Bacon portrait, 1976

Francis Bacon

Imagine you can foresee the future, and yet be completely powerless to make it happen as it’s foreseen. Francis Bacon knew this all too well, as his ideas were always transformed by the paint and his pieces never really became what he has imagined. They...

Jackson Pollock

Painting is a self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. These were the words of Jackson Pollock, whose artworks seem like a chaos, but they are actually a pure harmony. The paintings have a life of their own, and the artist’s job was to allow it...

Jorge Camacho

Jorge Camacho was a Cuban surrealist artist born in 1934. He spent most of his life living and working in France. Featured image: Jorge Camacho – La mesa en el paisaje (detail), 1994 – photo via surrealismointernacional.com...

Colin Middleton

Colin Middleton was a well-known Irish artist and surrealist whose work was included in many solo and group exhibitions. Featured image: Colin Middleton – Ardglass (detail), photo via sothebys.com...

Jamian Juliano-Villani

Jamian Juliano-Villani is an American painter who uses a digital projector to create surreal paintings and discusses the graphic source material that inspires her. Featured image: Jamian Juliano-Villani – The Man from Bozrah (detail), 2014 – image...

Leo Malet

Léo Malet was a French artist and writer born in 1909. He was best known for his crime novels and surrealist paintings....

Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter. He was born in 1900 in Paris, France....