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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.

Marisa S White: Certain These Clouds Go Somewhere

By Admin / January 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

Certain These Clouds Go Somewhere is an unfinished series navigating the unchartered waters and skies of spirituality. Simply put, it’s a deep dive exploration into the artist’s psyche, pondering existential questions we all come to face. Why are we here? What is our purpose? What exists on the other side? Marisa lost herself in countless […]

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Marta Zubieta’s Alice in Lockdown

By Admin / December 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

Alice in Lockdown is a self-directed illustration project by Marta Zubieta that explores the confusion and self-transformation journey we have gone through since the beginning of the lockdown in the UK. Bringing vibrant color to quite bleak subjects, Zubieta explores the millennial culture and its issues through pink-tinted glasses, neon colors, and dreamy characters. Zubieta […]

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Alice Zilberberg – Meditations

By Admin / August 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

We have previously covered Alice Zilberberg on Surrealism Today. Statement In this series, Zilberberg creates animal montages as an expression of self-therapy. As an urbanite, functioning day-to-day in a fast-paced, built environment can be emotionally unsettling. The artist regrounds herself in the sense of calm issued by these animals. These creatures reinstate a presence, a […]

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Mind Games: The Cerebral Art of Don Bergland

By Admin / June 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Christian Schloe’s Amazing Surreal Art

By Admin / December 13, 2015 / 1 Comment

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 […]

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