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Surreal Illustrations by Andrew Ferez

Andrew Ferez aka 25kartinok is a digital artist and illustrator based in Moscow, Russia. He creates these magical artworks - they are often covered for various books, completely digitally, drawing on the computer with his Wacom pad. For more check out his DeviantArt profile.

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H.R. Giger: Surrealist Artist and “Alien” Designer

H.R. Giger, actually less known for his full name, Hans Ruedi Giger, is a Swiss artist who created highly influential artwork in the style of Fantastic-Realism. 

He was born in 1940, in Chur, Switzerland and studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Giger’s developed interest in morbid and frightful images, as he describes himself, has been possibly influenced by a sleeping disorder and/or birth trauma. In the seventies, he discovered the airbrush and, along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the creation of many of his most well-known works, the surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. The artist died in 2014. Artist website.

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Drawings by Maya Pixelskaya

Maya Pixelskaya is a retrogame artist and printmaker from Madrid, Spain, who specializes in the creation of projects based on old video games. Maya is also the author of wonderful drawings and has created a series of colored pencil drawings featuring skulls and skeleton characters. Her shop.

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featured work by Edgar Berg // edgar’s instagram

Edgar Berg is a fashion photographer based between Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany. He attained a bachelor’s of art in design and media communication from Fachhochschule Dortmund. His recent projects include a collaboration with world renown leather and luxury brand, Louis Vuitton.

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Drawings by WanJin Gim

Wanjin Gim a.k.a Willeys is an artist from South Korea. He currently working and living in Seoul. After graduating from the Department of Animation at the Korea National University of Arts, he studied painting for self-taught for many years. Check out his Youtube channel that shows him at work. 


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WATER.SHAPES.EARTH

by Milan Radisics

Long long time ago the whole Earth was covered with water. Water flows, shapes its way, and passes off, influencing our life. Starting from melting glaciers, water searching his way to find a sea. Through the rocky mountains, muddy marshes and the dry areas rivers finish their ways in beautiful estuaries.

The aerial point of view reveals the real character of landscapes. Coastal plains and tidal areas become masterpieces in abstraction, often unknown to those who only see them from usual perspective. In the lagoons we can see beautiful shapes made by flow, and in the same time we can observe how water influencing agriculture, industry, tourism, architecture, natural habitats of animals and our lives in general.

If we don’t act responsibly, one day water will disappear, and we will see only the traces of it.

This is what the WATER.SHAPES.EARTH is about. It is art of the water shaped planet.

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Combophotos by Stephen McMennamy

“Combophotos” is a project featuring clever pairs of pictures spliced into single images, playing with scale and often food in delightful ways. It’s the brainchild of Stephen McMennamy, a BBDO Atlanta creative director. It’s worth spinning through one of his pages: Instagram and Tumblrvia & via

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Helium (2018), Shawn Tang

Artist statement: In one of the popular destinations in Turkey, Cappadocia, we set out on hot-air balloon rides with some locals for multiple times in a span of 3 days. Different rides met different weather conditions, bringing us different colors in the sky. We as human beings, rising up in the sky, as spectators of the game we created, and seeing this world in a different perspective. In the mid air, as the sun permeates through the misty landscape below, one is urged to question our role pertaining to the environment we inhabit. Sure, having flying object going up above the clouds and across the oceans, yet it doesn’t necessarily imply our prominence in relation to the environment. We come and go, and no one will be there to see the rise and fall of our land. We’ve seen what we were meant to witness, and now we shall leave this land in peace.

The ‘Helium’ documents the ever-changing landscape of Cappadocia through a local popular sight-seeing transportation hot-air balloon. While it captures the colors of this place as seen from way up above and the merge of civilization and the ancient landscape, it also questions how much we, as human beings, are actually in control of in this vast landscape. Hot-air balloons, similar to viewing points at some tourist places, are supposed to provide a fixed and specifically curated view for us as visitors; most flying routes are carefully planned, and everybody is to have the same visual experience. We seem to want more out of the landscape, and that’s why we created hot-air balloon rides in the first place. However, the carefully planned routes and same-old routine is limiting our footprint, and letting our curiosity and ambition in exploring the landscape fall short. The series questions how much we are seeing, and how much more there is to see.

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Jeremie Dru’s Dreamy Double-Exposure Photographs

French photographer Jeremie Dru sees hidden patterns in his everyday surroundings. The artist captures odd and intriguing moments in architecture and nature with his medium-format camera, often using double-exposure and other analog methods to create surreal effects.

My photographic practice proposes to clarify possible and real places we inhabit. A way in which the camera can capture a personal interpretation of quantum physics. The principle of photography is to capture light during a time interval which leaves room for interpretation of the photographer and can distort reality while allowing the artist to be released from his subjectivity to create scenes that do not seem to exist.

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Emmanuelle Moureaux: 100 Colors Lab  

Emmanuelle Moureaux born in 1971, is a French architect living in Tokyo since 1996, where she established Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design in 2003. Inspired by the layers and colors of Tokyo that built a complex depth and density on the street, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of shikiri, which literally means “dividing (creating) space with colors”. 

She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Handling colors as a medium to compose space, her wish is to give emotion through colors with her creations, which range from art, design to architecture.

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The Art of Christopher Lovell

Christopher Lovell is a UK based artist who specializes primarily in illustration for clothing companies and band merchandise. Christopher is self-taught and his influences started very early on in his childhood where he developed a deep interest in fantasy and sci-fi. He was captivated by toys, cartoons, and films which helped to fuel his imagination and which still inspire him to this day.    Artist website.


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Shane Beam:  Playful, Colorful Motion Abstractions

Shane Beam is a professional Designer and Animator based in Chicago.  He has a degree in Animation from Depaul University.  But like many gif artists, outside of his day job he is compelled to make gifs for himself.  Shane is a strong believer in the uniqueness of gifs as an art form, and likes ‘characters stuck in happy, colorful, and chaotic feeling situations.’  In his best work the flat gentle palette combined with playful drawing and motion accomplishes exactly that.  Colorful chaos that feels charming and safe.  I am guessing he had a wonderful childhood,

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Lost in Translation, Ludwig Favre

”Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.Ludwig Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Ludwig Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot in there, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.”

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Photomanipulations by Monica Carvalho

Monica Carvalho grew up in Switzerland to Portuguese parents. She was studying art history in the UK and has lived in Berlin since 2016. Monica loves creating surreal photomontages with her travel photos. 

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Fiber Art by Maryam Ashkanian

Maryam Ashkanian, born in 1988 is an Iranian sculptor and painter. She received the Bachelor of Art in painting at the Art Faculty of Gilan University in Iran in 2012.

My childhood was embedded in textiles and sewing. Until I started at the fine arts university, I did not realise it was possible to use textiles as a medium, so I used oil painting at first. Later, I realised that oil paint was not my vision of the world. It took me awhile to understand and realise the numerous possibilities and the flexibility that textiles and sewing could bring to my practice. There were some things I couldn’t achieve in the oil painting that I can with textiles. In my work, I attempt to create a concrete conceptual body formed with many layers to achieve what my inspiration guides me to do.  


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Surreal Old-Fashioned Scenes by Paco Pomet

The art of Paco Pomet is highly iconoclastic. He possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in his oil paintings which contain a strange or humorous visual twist. His subverted landscapes and portraits often borrow from sepia-toned photographs that look like historical documents or vintage photos.

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Watercolors by Alvaro Castagnet

Alvaro Castagnet (born in Montevideo, Uruguay) is an inspirational and expressive watercolor painter who has won many prestigious international awards, travels extensively, exhibiting, judging, and teaching the arts of watercolor. He is a member of many art societies, including AWI, and AWS. He is a successful author, who holds highly popular workshops and his works are collected worldwide. Check out his website.

 "A painting only exists when you capture the deepest facet of the subject.“ 


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The Beautiful Culinary Creations of Dinara Kasko

Dinara Kasko is a Ukrainian pastry chef who skillfully mixes the principles of design and architecture to create impressive cakes. Produced in collaboration with mathematicians and sculptors, these innovative cakes are thought to be experiments combining algorithms and 3D printing.  

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