‘Surreal Homes’ by Matthias Jung.

f721e45f-007e-4209-a8c9-e4ec164414fd-2060x1748On the way to Kamtchatka “As a child, I made a collage that looked quite similar. I love sheep. Having sheep on the roof symbolises reconciliation with nature.”
German graphic designer Matthias Jung first constructed “surreal homes” as a boy, using scissors and glue in his father’s photo lab.
Land of evening “The ‘balloon’ in this image is from a photograph of a Gothic church I took in the small French city of Wissembourg. The landscape is a swamp area near the border with Poland.”
Taking photographs from his travels, Jung creates incongruous images that are intended to challenge perceptions of space and architecture. “Collages are like dreams,” he says, “or maybe dreams are like collages”
via Matthias Jung’s surreal homes – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

Underwater Scenes of Giordano.

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Neko Dream is a series of acrylic paintings on wood board by illustration artist Philip Giordano.
The surreal scenes feature dreamlike characters in the setting of an underwater forest, enjoying a cup of tea and one another’s company.
The images were exhibited at the Pinpoint Gallery in Omotensando, Tokyo.
You can see more of Giordano’s work over on his Behance profile.453dead14ea63afb511d231960bfb5786985d708_660
via Surreal underwater scenes beautifully illustrated | Creative Boom.

Wood Panel Art by Audrey Kawasaki.

audreykawasaki3Audrey Kawasaki, one of our favorite artists, is back with her latest series titled Hirari Hirari, which translates from Japanese as “the sound or movement of a petal, leaf, or flower slowly falling.”
Using her signature medium of oil, graphite, and ink on wood panels, the Los Angeles-based painter creates gorgeous depictions of dreamy and enigmatic young women.
Kawasaki’s newest work is inspired by kimonos given to the artist by her mother.
Borrowing the colors and natural motifs found in the traditional Japanese garments, the stunning paintings are filled with vibrant hues, striking flowers and birds, and the fluid lines found in wind and water.
Simultaneously contemporary and traditional, innocent and sensual, the young women’s graceful bodies and delicate features blend seamlessly with the flowing imagery, yet stand out with their bold outlines.
via Audrey Kawasaki’s New Kimono-Inspired Wood Panel Paintings – My Modern Met.

Wonderful Art by Pranckevicius.


Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius posesses an imagination to covet.
While most of his digital painting is centered around character design, his larger landscapes seen here are rich in detail, creating impossible but ingenious juxtapositions of water, land, and haphazard architecture.
You can see more of his work over on Facebook, and all of these are available as prints via INPRNT.
See more Images via Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius | Colossal.

‘Pixelmania’ Digital Artworks.


Walking on sunshine. Photograph: Atmanvictor Jose Mendez/GuardianWitness
Dalí-esque lampposts, digital scrapheaps, awesome days and Alan Turing’s face recreated from an old optical rotary encoder wheel.
Here are Guardian readers’ best digital artworks.
AWESOME DAY. Photograph: Lushmontana Lushmontanas/GuardianWitness
A brighter scrapyard. Photograph: texavery/GuardianWitness
See more via Pixelmania: your best digital artworks – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

Humans versus Nature.


Fine art photographer Tina Schultz makes worlds on camera which skillfully combine the raw power of nature with the beauty of the female form.
Gaze in awe as her models and their dresses are distorted into a variety of fabulous shapes: wisps of black smoke caught in the wind and silver-blue rivers stretching off into the horizon.
See more of Tina Schultz via Humans vs Nature › Illusion.

The Pop Culture Art of Serge Gay Jnr.


We shared Serge Gay Jr.’s work (previously featured in March 2014), but he’s been busy pumping out more of his grizzly graphic art which brings him back to our humble little site so soon.
Based out of San Francisco, California, Serge draws his inspiration from his surroundings, his Haitian background, and the coastal cities he grew up in.
Serge’s raw and adulterated paintings remind me of the same gritty quality that were so prevalent in the writings of Hunter S. Thompson.
His paintings explores different aspects of American pop culture revealing it’s flawed and dirty underbelly in an uninhibited light.
See more Images via Serge Gay Jr. Part II | EMPTY KINGDOM.

Surreal Inspired Images by Johansson.

thearchitectWe’ve always enjoyed Erik Johansson’s surreal photo-manipulations.
Here is a collection of his Escheresque “paradoxical geometry” optical illusions…
via petapixel
via Juxtapoz Magazine – Erik Johansson’s Escher-Inspired Photomanipulations.

‘The Towers of Babel’.


Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel (Vienna) – 1563. From the Book of Genesis (KJV).
“Metropolis is a 1927 German film in the science-fiction genre directed by Fritz Lang.
Produced in Germany during the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia .
The Tower pictured in  Lang’s film bears a striking resemblance to the Towel of Babel.

The Iconic ‘Candy Cigarette’ 1989.

Sally Mann’s Candy Cigarette is one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century.
Featuring a young pre-teen girl gazing directly into the camera, cigarette in hand, the image is striking and resonates with the viewer in its drastic colour contrasts.
Through her clever use of background images and subtle body language, Mann is perhaps telling the story of a defiant young woman straying from the straight and narrow path.
Source: “Candy Cigarette” (1989) by Sally Mann ~ vintage everyday