Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

Abstract Apocalypse: The Paintings of Konstantin Batynkov painting black and white apocalypse animals

This weekend while looking through a couple dozen Russian art gallery web sites (isn’t that how you spend your weekend?) I discovered these truly surreal paintings by Moscow-based Konstantin Batynkov. I urge you to click on his works to view them larger, as it’s difficult to discern exactly what’s happening in the frenzied brush strokes of eaching painting. Helicopters and skydivers dot the sky like the black plumes of anti-aircraft fire, while dinosaurs and knights on horseback joust on the horizon. Flying submarines, hovering trains of semi-trailer trucks, everything quixotic and anarchistic all at once. Really amazing stuff. See more of his work here and especially here.