Lowbrow art, or pop surrealism, is a visual art movement that arose in Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. Its cultural roots are inspired by underground comics, punk music, tiki culture, and hot-rod cultures of the street. The terms lowbrow and pop surrealism are used interchangeably. Lowbrow is often humorous, sarcastic, or ironic.
Most lowbrow artworks are paintings, but there are also toys, digital art, sculpture, and collage.
Find contemporary pop-surrealist and lowbrow artists working today.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Drawing from sources across the natural world, and driven by relentless curiosity, Richard Fishman’s sculpture practice spans more than fifty years. Fishman’s creations are both engaging and beautiful. They draw you in with their allusions to the familiar in nature and beguile using opposing tensions within each piece. The complexity of the […]Read More
Will you be in New York City in April? Then you can’t miss Philippe Charles Jacquet’s surrealistic landscapes. Philippe Charles Jacquet is an architectural painter: his haunting surrealistic landscapes are an exercise in precision, layered variety, and esoterism Opening Reception on 27 April, 2019, 6-8pm RSVP Required: firstname.lastname@example.org Les Reclus is a solo exhibition featuring […]Read More
Memento mori (Latin: “remember death”) is the theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. The group exhibit at Star Gallery NYC will showcase the work of dozens of prominent artists’ personal explorations of this […]Read More
You are invited to an exhibition of new work by Carl and Tammy Eilyn Jennings at the forthcoming Aloha Ho’omaluhia XXXIII exhibition, May 1st – 29th at Ho’omaluhaia Gardens in Kaneohe. The show will feature new digital collages by Tammy as well as two new figurative paintings by Carl. The work deals with overlapping interests […]Read More
Surrealism: the conjured life at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago is an exhibition running from Nov 21, 2015–Jun 5, 2016. The exhibition includes surrealist who participated in Breton’s original surrealist movement, as well as its influence in successive generations of artists (especially Chicago based artists.) These artists include Imagist Ed Paschke, Gertrude Abercrombie, H.C. Westermann, […]Read More