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Art Illustration

Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat

December 11, 2013

Johnny Waldman

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I tend to have weird dreams too when sleeping on a plane, but nothing comes close to those of Jaume Montserrat. While on a flight home the Barcelona based illustrator dreamt he was on a Noah’s Ark-like island and “there was only one animal from each specimen. All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.” And thus came the inspiration for his series “Emptyland,” a surreal representation of unraveling animals often depicted as being intertwined with each other. At first glance the drawings are a little creepy, but upon closer observation there’s actually something very peaceful about them. (via ghost in the machine and iGNANT)

 

 



Art

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

December 4, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Resurrection

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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.

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Treasure Hunt

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Panic Room

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I’ll Be Back

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The Little Match Girl

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My Chemical Romance

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Last Supper

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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.

 

 



Art Photography

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco

November 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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.

 

 



Illustration Photography

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza

November 14, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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)

 

 



Art Photography

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

November 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally 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)

 

 



Art

Dreamy Paintings of Women on Buildings by Tran Nguyen

October 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Sleeping With Nostalgia, 2013. Acrylic & colored pencil. 20″ x 26″

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Bedridden Mementos, 2013. Acrylic & colored pencil. 14″ x 18″

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Taste For Bittersweet Beds, 2013. Acrylic & colored pencil. 13″ x 16.5″

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A Place We Once Homed I & II, 2013. Acrylic & colored pencil. 13″ x 16.5″

Artist Tran Nguyen was born in Vietnam but now lives and works in Georgia. These are just a few of her latest acrylic and pencil works from an exhibition at Roq La Rue gallery late this summer. Nguyen says she is “fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psychotherapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s dreamscape.” You can see a full gallery of her latest work right here.