Dark 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.

Joshua Osburg

By Admin / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Joshua Osburg is a contemporary artist living and working in Saint Louis, Missouri. His primary mediums are oil paintings and graphite drawings. His work is inspired by his experience as an Iraq War Veteran and life before and after war. His art reflects the subconscious interests and endurances of those who have suffered trauma and […]

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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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Bosch VR

By Admin / July 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

One of the world’s greatest paintings in virtual reality. Fly through The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch on the back of a fish. BOSCH VR is available for Android and iPhone smartphones (links to Stores) as an app. Made ‘for Hieronymus’ by BDH to celebrate 500 years of the visionary genius. Published in […]

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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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By Admin / April 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Stills About Scales Scales is a project born from a dialogue between photographer Nicola Spadafranca and a sound designer Enrico Nicola Cascavilla. Cascavilla interpreted Spadafranca’ photographic project “Squame” making a short moving experimental video art using just the photographs. Cascavilla found a story through the photos that he told just with sound and a cinematic editing […]

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