Raul D’Mauries is an artist in the Bay Area. His work has been featured across California. A self-taught artist, Raul began painting with oils and acrylics in 2005. Surreal artists such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte are major influences, but Raul defines his style as “low brow” or pop surrealism. He continues to experiment with different styles and mediums to improve his techniques.
Raul’s art will be featured at 3Dot Art Gallery in Alameda California for the month of October (2017). 3Dot Art Gallery is one of the businesses featured in Alameda’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. Check it out to see what other art events are happening. During the month of October, 3Dot’s neighbor gallery, Studio 23, will present it’s popular UV Blacklight Art Show. If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss a fun, free and sensory filled experience at both 3Dot Art Gallery and it’s sister gallery Studio 23!
Scott Radke is a Cleveland-based artist who’s work can be found from London to Los Angeles in major galleries, studios and private art collections. His work and designs have made appearances in such films as Walt Disney’s Academy award winning Alice in Wonderland Directed by Tim Burton. Radke’s sculptures stem from subconscious imagery. He uses mixed media in his puppet-like sculptures and explores a fairy-tale like mixture of animal human hybrids. His work is highly influenced by nature.
Vietnamese born artist Duy Huynh creates poetic acrylic paintings inspired by stories drawn from ancient folklore, comic books, film, and music. He moved to the United States in the early 80s and took refuge in art as he struggled with language barriers and his new environment. Themes of cultural and geographical displacement frequently appear in Huynh’s. His attempts to connect fluid patterns in nature with that of human designs creates a juxtaposition of movement and stillness. You can see more of his original works in his archives.
Atsuko Goto’s dreamlike illustrations are ethereal visions of otherworldly beauty submerged in a cloudy haze. Working in watercolor and lapis lazuli on cotton, Goto investigates the fundamental relationships between humankind and nature, death, decay and regeneration. She is a graduate of the National University of Fine Arts and Music Tokyo.
Visit Goto’s page HERE for more of her amazing works.
Anna Dittmann is a young illustrator from San Francisco with a talent for creating enigmatic portraits. She has been artistic from a young age, but became serious about her art when she discovered Photoshop at the age of 13. Anna’s love of nature and biology is a recurring theme in her work. Her pieces evoke a sense of mystery through her delicate and ethereal style. She creates soft pieces that emit organic natural elements, mythology and movement.
This is my personal favorite. I am partial to anything octopus!
I first saw this piece by photographer and artist Thomas Dodd on Facebook and loved the mash-up of the classic fantasy Alice in Wonderland with the more modern fantasy movie Donnie Darko. They are both fantastical tales of someone trying to find reality in a dark, surreal world. Replacing the traditional white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland with Frank from Donnie Darko merges the two worlds. It’s a unique take and I love it.
I visited Dodd’s website after viewing the mash-up image and fell in love with the rest of his work. Dodd is an Atlanta, GA (USA) based photographer and digital artist whose work blurs the lines between photography and classical art. His photographic images seamlessly blend the worlds of fantasy and surrealism and have been featured in magazines, on book covers, and in art galleries around the world. Find more of his work here.
Also known as PHOTOFLAKE, Anja Stiegler is based in Wolfsburg, Germany. Trained as a multimedia engineer, she began dabbling in photography and image editing in 2006. She is completely self-taught, but her passion for the medium shows in her surreal, dreamy work. Her photographs often portray women in surreal, stunning landscapes producing a magic world. She makes the impossible seem possible.
Most of Anja’s images are a mixture of surrealism and conceptualism. She imbues her work with feelings and emotions by using a combination of colors, light and imagination. Her inspiration stems from music, everyday life, and other artists like Rus Anson, Tim Walker or Annie Leibovitz. Anja is open-minded to new projects and collaborations with other artists.
Igor Morski is a Polish painter, illustrator, scenographer and graphic designer with a surreal, dreamlike style. His work is detailed and intriguing like most surreal art, but his images look so real they give the sensation of photographs from a magical world. His work is inspired by nature and society, the most import motifs in his art.
More Images Here
Art director Suzanne Heintz got so tired of being asked the same question over and over again – “Why aren’t you married yet?” – that she decided to solve the problem in her own, unique way. She created herself a family of mannequins and took them with her everywhere. Over 14 years and 10,000 miles, she has created a story by making a statement and making art. Hervimeo page has several excellent videos of the project, the process and the activities she did with her “family”.
It’s hard to believe that Weerapong Chaipuck only started taking up photography after retiring from his career in medicine. I am fascinated by artists who paint images that are so real, they are mistaken for photographs. I have posted several blog entries on such art pieces. Yet, I am also fascinated by photographs of real, accessible places, people and things that are so beautiful they seem like they could only be the product of an artistic imagination and talent. Chaipuck’s photographs fall into this category. They are breathtaking, beautiful and mysterious. His images capture the spectacular beauty of Asian landscapes and traditions in stunningly atmospheric shots.