Conceptual Art

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.

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Jeff Bartels’ Alternative Artifacts: Strange Antiques in a Post Truth World

By Admin / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Alternative Artifacts is artist Jeff Bartels’ latest series of hyperreal oil paintings which feature strange antiques that never existed. The bizarre objects stretch and bend the truth about our past in order to bring a focus on the deceptions going on in our world today. The old and worn out objects have a surreal quality […]

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øjeRum Collage Art

By Admin / November 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

Copenhagen based collage artist.

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Miles Johnston

By Admin / July 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Miles Johnston works primarily in pencil drawing. His surreal art explores psychological transformation in portraits and figurative images. Captivating. Mindbending. Recursive. Face melting. Gorgeous.Johnston’s art is our psyche staring back from the void. Beyond the threshold of strange changes; he illustrates not a calculus infinite worlds, but the infinite selves it is possible to become. Transformations […]

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5 Amazing Surrealistic Things!!!

By Admin / June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Here is a short list of five surrealist things I am thinking about this week. 1. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s. Against the wishes of his […]

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Two African American Women clutching their heads in agony

Christie Neptune Surreal Video Art: An Afro-Surrealist Sci-fi Future

By Admin / July 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

Christie Neptune’s “She Fell from Normalcy” Stills Note On Surrealism, Past and Present Followers of contemporary surreal art, and perhaps this blog, may forget that surrealism (and it’s precursor, Dada) were politically inspired art movements. Dada’s “anti-philosophy” developed in reaction to World War I. Surrealism became notorious for many reasons. One of these was affiliating itself with the […]

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