Artist Alex Andreyev works and lives in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His incredibly surreal paintings of floating people and objects are digitally painted using Photoshop and Corel. The first thing I thought when discovering this series was that this man needs to animate a movie, and sure enough on his website he mentions that he’s currently working on an animation project called Kin-Dza-Dza. Yes!
To its detriment this ad for V Energy Drink is a bit overproduced, however it stars a massive art-making paintball machine that can be driven up to any wall and fired to make a drippy stencil-like painting. Color me impressed. (via kastormag)
A couple of fun images from around Chicago this week. A fake el sign at Wellington, a repeating Chicago flag, and Shepard Fairey (previously) stopped by and left behind a pretty awesome mural down at Navy Pier. Images link to their source.
If you’re in Chicago on Friday I recommend stopping by Rotofugi Gallery to check out the opening of Jay Ryan’s latest collection of paintings. To get a taste, here’s an online gallery from last year’s show, and see some of his screentprints over at the Bird Machine. The show runs through May 22.
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.
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