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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)

 

 



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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.

 

 



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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)

 

 



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Hengki Koentjoro

October 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

One would assume at first glance that there is no other place Hengki Koentjoro could be taking photographs than a fantastical, alternate dimension, perhaps retrieving the photos nightly from his dreams. As it turns out these recent photos were taken in various places around Indonesia, and you can follow Koentjoro’s journies on Flickr.

 

 



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Surreal Collages by Philipp Igumnov

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Just discovered these fun collages and illustrations by Moscow-based artist Philipp Igumnov. He strikes an intriguing balance in his work with many pieces being laugh-out-loud ridiculous while others are filled with a sort of sad, dreamlike melancholy. Whatever he’s doing, it works, and I found myself sad when I reached the end of his gallery so quickly.

 

 



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Alexis Perevoschikov

September 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Some really fun, high contrast shots from Russian photographer Alexis Perevoschikov. (via 2headedsnake)

 

 



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The High Wheel

August 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

High Wheel is a fun video project by Maider Lopez where he effectively removes the main structure of a ferris wheel by using chroma key (the same concept as using green screen, except in this instance kind of in reverse). Made for the OK Center for Contemporary Art. (via lustik, i heart my art)

 

 

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