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Visual Bits #295 > Enter The Surreal World

Saturday 10.20.2012 , Posted by

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Mysterious Heads: New Work from Stefan Zsaitsits

Thursday 10.04.2012 , Posted by

If you’ve ever felt like your head was stuck in the clouds, the characters of Stefan Zsaitsits can surely relate. His enigmatic figures each tell an imaginative story through their mysteriously drawn heads. Some morph into mountain ranges, others turn into geometric cubes and some even disappear. The simple style of his pencil based illustrations, childlike in their playfulness, belies the deeper aspects of the works and the vast imagination embodied in each. [Read more...]

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A Body of Gorgeous Illustration

Friday 09.14.2012 , Posted by

Here we bring you the work of one impressive and prolific artist. His work, featured in periodicals far and wide, spans a range of subjects not often seen from one artist – from architecture and animals, to sports and romance, his work is all done with a delicious signature illustration style. The artist we speak of is Richard Wilkinson, and his art, regardless of subject matter, has a look which speaks to the emotional sensibilities, often with a surreal quality which is hard to quickly put a finger on. Each of his images seems to tell a story, often a poignant one which crosses the boundary between reality and a vivid imagination. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #267> Breaking The Mold

Saturday 09.08.2012 , Posted by

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Subtly Subliminal: Clever Illustrations by Sachin Teng

Tuesday 09.04.2012 , Posted by

Crossing the line between the analog and digital era, artist Sachin Teng makes illustrations which tease the mind with creativity and subtle commentary on the world we inhabit. His works carry a heavy influence of gaming and comic love, creating fantasies which jump handily between the worlds of fantasy and reality. These combined dualities of analog/digital – fantasy/reality lend themselves well to his art, which often conveys a surprising message hidden under its attractive surface. As he puts it, “art is the original subliminal message.” [Read more...]

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Space Suits, Shot from a Parallel Dimension

Thursday 08.23.2012 , Posted by

Tom Colbie imagines a parallel world where astronauts live in harmony with people from the past: peaceful scenes beach combing with vintage cars; navigating the streets of New York City on the old trolly system; or arriving for work at Berlin’s old steam train station. In some of his pieces, the spacemen are lifted to great heights by the art masters of the past. Colbie re-imagines David’s The Death of Marat and de Vinci’s The Lady with an Ermine with his distinctly helmeted style. It’s a world where anything is possible, including trips to the moon. [Read more...]

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Warped Architecture Takes Over The World

Saturday 08.04.2012 , Posted by

Buildings all over the world are getting some very wild renovations… at least in the mind of photographer Victor Enrich. The Barcelona born artist has taken images of sky scrapers from the world’s cities and digitally reworked them with 3D rendering techniques. In doing so he creates buildings that pour out onto the street, bend horizontal, extrude their features in wild directions and even expand into trumpet like forms. The impossible buildings look like the imaginative mind of Frank Gehry run wild. [Read more...]

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Mind Bending Sculptures Warp Everyday Objects

Wednesday 08.01.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the world can surprise us… one moment we are looking at something completely ordinary, even boring, and the next we realize it was nothing like we first perceived. Such is the work of artist Alex Chinneck. His strange sculptures use materials common to our everyday existence – bricks, mortar, glass – to create unusual and mind bending objects. Solitary sections of brick wall fold, crack and bend in impossible ways; broken window panes exactly repeat themselves in each frame of a large window; and a looping brick chimney puffs smoke and then sucks it back into its base. Nothing is quite as it seems. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #238> Slightly Kilter, Slightly Surreal

Sunday 07.22.2012 , Posted by



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A 19 Year Old Photographer with a Surreal Twist

Friday 07.06.2012 , Posted by

For the young age of 19 years old, Brian Oldham has an unreal talent for photography. His works seem to hang somewhere in between motion and stillness, giving us that restless feeling only youth can have. Since his debut in the photography world just one year ago, the southern California based artist has continued to produce impressive images caught firmly between waking and dreaming; the real and the imagined. [Read more...]

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