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Large-scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“All Mine”/ graphite on paper 28″ x 28″ 2011

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Massachusettes” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Wanderer above the sea of fog” (homage to Caspar David Friedrich) / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Betrayal” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2012

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Alaska” / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Nevada” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Lovers Film Proposal” / graphite on paper 24″ diameter 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Early Warning System” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“The Old Aristocratic Colors Break Through” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Heavily influenced by both film and photography, artist Ethan Murrow creates grandiose theatrical narratives manifested as large-scale graphite drawings. The artworks are populated with adventurers, inventors and dreamers, in what Winston Wachter gallery calls “characters as outrageous innovators and absurd explorers capturing a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.” Murrow’s latest works involve a series of drawings set in different American states for his show State Flag currently at Winston Wachter in New York through May 2014. You can see much more of his work here and on his website. (via Illusion)

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create surreal, atmospheric scenes that feel both isolating and mysterious. You can see more on Instagram and Flickr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain posesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in each of 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 vacation photos. Pomet opens his second solo show, Scapelands, at Richard Heller Gallery on January 11, 2014.

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Resurrection

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Nightscape

It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. For Korean artist JeeYoung Lee the question was how to utilize her small studio space in Seoul measuring 11.8′ x 13.5′ x 7.8′ (3.6m x 4.1m x 2.4m) that was proportionally miniscule to the scale of her boundless imagination. Instead of finding a new location or reverting to digital trickery, Lee challenged herself to build some of the most elaborate sets imaginable for the sake of taking a single photograph.

These surreal and dreamlike images are the result of Lee’s determination to share stories from her own life as well as various Korean fables by completely manifesting everything you see in reality. Lee labors for weeks and months to create the aspects of each scene complete with a multitude of handmade props, suspended objects, and unique lighting requirements, all of which might normally be ripe for the use of Photoshop that could shave weeks off production time—however the artist shuns all digital manipulation and instead focuses on creating even the most minute details by hand.

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Treasure Hunt

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Panic Room

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
I’ll Be Back

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
The Little Match Girl

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
My Chemical Romance

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Last Supper

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Maiden Voyage

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Nightmare

A recent graduate of Hongik University in Seoul and recipient of the Sovereign Art Prize in 2012, Lee opens her first European exhibition at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France titled Stage of Mind starting February 7, 2014. You can read and see more over on My Modern Met.

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted palette, unexpected props, and mysterious figures to paint images from a strange, dreamlike world. You can see more of his most recent work over on Behance.

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza surreal illustration digital collage

Joseba Elorza is a sound technician who makes a living with his unique brand of digital collage and illustration. The Spain-based artist blends humor, technology, science fiction and anonymous historical photography to create some really splendid digital imagery. You can see much more in his portfolio, and pickup prints in his shop. (via iGNANT)

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitially assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. These are some of my favorites but you can see much more over on 500px. Ionut also offers all kinds of tutorials and workshops available through his website. (via So Super Awesome)

Kylli Sparre’s Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

Kylli Sparres Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance surreal dance conceptual

After years of training to become a professional ballet dancer, artist Kylli Sparre realized it wasn’t the path for her and instead channeled passion for dance into photography and image manipulation. The influence of her past career is immediately apparent when viewing her conceptual photographs that depict posed figures, taunt with energy, at the peak of choreographed motion. You can follow her work over on Facebook, Flickr and prints are available by request. (via Fubiz)

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