Jerry McLaughlin was an American artist whose paintings have dark backgrounds, with a surreal and alien atmosphere. He was inspired by science and aliens, things in the other part of the Universe. Although he considered himself a commercial failure, his paintings are included in several prestigious collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum and the Whitney.
Featured image: Jerry McLaughlin - Untitled,
1995 (detail). Oil on Masonite. 44 × 85 1/4 in. 111.8 × 216.5 cm. This is a
unique work. Photo courtesy Robert Fontaine Gallery