Electric Sheep Introduction Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. – Wikipedia First created in 1999 by Scott Draves, the Electric Sheep is a form of artificial life, which is to say it is […]
Surreal Digital Art
Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.
Surrealistic digital art -- art that uses a computer as one of the defining methods of its creation-- is as varied as the vision of the artist itself.
Major genres within surreal digital art include photo manipulation, digital collage, digital painting, CGI/3D-rendering, Algorithm Art & Digital Animation.
Biography Nikolina Petolas is a Croatian based photographer and digital artist. Petolas is fascinated by industrial and fantasy environments, and these form the backdrop of the mysterious worlds in her work. She creates her images using photography and digital techniques. With over 10 years experience in photography with experience in portrait, still lifes, landscapes, and […]
Holy strange eye-candy Batman, what is that? NFW! WTF? It’s Zeitguised again, making magic. Pure, magical, computer generated abstract art. Delicious candy for your eyes. (We originally covered Zeitguised here in 2013.) And wow. It doesn’t get weirder than this. Watch Zeitguised’s mind-altering videos with sound on. It multiplies the effect. Geist.xyz Animated Gif Stills: AN […]
Editors note: Don Bergland is an artist creating surreal work using computer graphics as his paintbrush. The “uncanny valley” effect is in full view in Bergland’s work, making the work even more surreal. The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of aesthetics which holds that when features look and move almost, but not […]
Marcel Lisboa is a Sao Paulo (Brazilian) based digital artist. He creates psychedelic digital collages sourced from what seem to be Victorian paintings and illustration. But by juxtaposing numerous images in each work, and altering the color pallets he creates something completely new. Gorgeous, strange, surreal art that feels more painterly than digital. You can find […]
Christian Schloe creates hauntingly surreal art. Schloe’s digital art feels the tiniest bit in dialogue with the victorian surrealism of Jeffrey Harp, but these digital surrealist artists are also wildly different. Schloe’s work is brighter, more colorful, and less emotionally dark. Yet it still plays with the notions of nostalgia and uses motifs of victorian paintings and […]
Ever wanted a framed painting of Sir Bill Murray? Or General Christopher Walken? You’re in luck! George Dawe was an English portrait artist who painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia. ReplaceFace uses digital copies of these paintings as a basis […]
Polish artist Jerek Kubicki creates painterly, mostly monochromatic digital paintings. The work feels almost like the demonic lovechild of Jackson Pollock and Zdzislaw Beksinski. I love it. It’s brilliant. It appears as though Kubicki is painting on his photography, or photographing his painting (or both) and melding digital and organic seamlessly together. Recurring themes include the […]
California-based artist Liz Huston makes gorgeous art inspired by philosophy, spirituality and mythology. She owns an art and curiosity shop where you can buy her work in LA (or online through the link below!) What follows is her latest work, her artist statement, and finally excepts from an interview with her. Leave a comment below […]
http://www.dromsjel.de/ | http://dromsjel.bigcartel.com/ | http://dromsjel.tumblr.com/ German artist Pierre Schmidt, also known as “Drømsjel”, creates mind-bending imagery that combines illustration and collage techniques. His works are partly inspired by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who challenged ideas about individuality and the meaning of our existence. Via HiFructose