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Relativity: Surreal Paintings of Indecision and Uncertainty by Alex Hall

April 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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After graduating college Nashville-based artist Alex Hall found himself on an uncertain path, overwhelmed and unsure of what was going to happen next. In an attempt to visualize his emotions and inner turmoil he set about creating a series of surreal oil paintings titled Relativity depicting anonymous people in similar forms of free-fall and indecision. Just looking at these images I believe Hall has an extremely promising career ahead of him. All of his new works are currently available as giclee art prints, and if you own a gallery I might consider getting in touch with him.

 

 



Art Illustration

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry

February 24, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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A peek inside the sketchbooks of Michigan based artist and illustrator Pat Perry reveals a fascinating world where the natural world seems on a direct collision course with the urban. Silhouettes of people and wildlife are filled with rich, textured stories that seem to be representative of dreamlike memories. The detail in Perry’s work is undeniably amazing, even the images above don’t quite do it justice, spend some time scrolling (horizontally) through his sketchbook blog to see what I’m talking about. I recommend following Perry on Flickr, Facebook or via his blog, and he has numerous reasonably priced prints available in his store including may of the works above. He also did a great interview a while back with Amir from Beautiful Decay which you can read over on the Huffington Post. (via booooooom)

 

 



Art Photography

Surreal Self-Portraits by 22-Year-Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago

February 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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I was astounded to learn that 22-year-old Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald who lives and works in Budapest picked up a camera only a year ago. The gifted artist has shared only two dozen or so images with the world via Flickr but they already show an accomplished grasp of composition, editing and digital manipulation. Oszvald tells Alice over at My Modern Met that she chooses only to work in black and white because she finds color distracting from her conceptual ideas. She also mentions that she wishes for viewers of her work to find their own meaning and interpretation of each image. “I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images,” explains Oszland to My Modern Met, “this is the reason why I never really write any descriptions other than titles. It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.” See many more of her photographs here. (via my modern met)

 

 



Photography

The Surreal Photography of Oleg Oprisco

June 13, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying these surreal images by Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco. His use of color and perspective is really striking and unlike anything I’ve seen before. You can follow his work more closely on 500px or Flickr.

 

 



Art

Surreal Door Installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell

June 8, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Nope, not Photoshop. These outdoor door installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell are part of Uncommon Common Art, an annual art treasure hunt of sorts in Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Uncommon Common Art is a community, environmental art project produced by the Alliance of Kings Artist (AKA). This project is designed to highlight two of Kings County’s greatest assets – the abundance of creative people who live here and the beautiful environment that is the Minas Basin. The idea for this project came from the joy of finding unexpected creations while exploring nature. Involvement is not limited to professional artists or to just visual art.

For the past few years Evans and Farrell have created a different door installation, resulting in these colorful stacked portals that seem to go to nowhere. The first obscure thing they reminded me of was this scene from Beetlejuice. Am I right? See many more photos in the Uncommon Common Art photo pool. (photos via AJ and shaun george)

 

 



Photography

Swarms

December 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Thomas Jackson (previously) has been working on a new series of images based on the idea of swarms, shooting large hovering masses of objects in locations around New York. He says the idea is still a work in progress and that some of these photos should just be considered “sketches,” but I think they’re really fantastic already. See them a bit larger on his site.

 

 



Photography

Surreal Digital Collages by Matt Wisniewski

November 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Matt Wisniewski uses images discovered via Tumblr to create these surreal digital collages, blending fashion and beauty with the natural world. Beautiful. (via moufles)