When you need to make an existential omelet, ask these guys for a recipe
Since our last "Surreal Art Update" showcase we've seen enough mind-blowing and creative work to propel us in ecstasy to the Moon and back; these artists - bless their free-wheeling imagination - can make the dead wake up and wail in exasperation "what is this I see!? Explain it to me!..." Sorry, surreal art by definition cannot be explained. However -
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.
We'll start with lesser known but very impressive work by Alexey Andreev, by his exclusive permission. Industrial angst, Japanese anime sensibilities, and general sense of epic irrationality - all these are good starting ingredients for our omelet, enjoy:
"The Crossing" and other Laputa-like environments
He calls it "Hermetic Art", so there must be deep existential meaning in these images... Or just consider them unused backgrounds from "Half-Life 2" -
Actually, these are possible backgrounds for his animated "Kin-Dza-Dza" feature
Soulless cities are doomed, multiple times over -
"The Trap" - speaking about cobwebs of the mind...
A different kind of the Decepticon... and some wicked new species:
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 -
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:
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