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.
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
A small curated selection of gorgeous contemporary art prints from some of today’s most promising surrealistic artists. The following are just a few beautiful surreal gems from some of the many talented artists including surrealistic painting, collage, and lowbrow pop surrealism. 1. Midnight Mass by Michelle Concetta Brilliant surrealist collage artist Michelle Concetta contrasts classical […]Read More
About Charles Wilkin My work is a loose collection of thoughts and observations in many ways and less about one specific theme. I see it as being a reflection of the world we live in, with all its ugliness and cruelty. But from that, I strive to extract the beauty and empathy hidden underneath and […]Read More
About Frank Moth Frank Moth creates nostalgic postcards from a distant but at the same time familiar future. He makes digital collages and compositions with specific, distinctive color palettes, in a critically acclaimed style that is immediately recognizable. Frank Moth was born in Athens in March 2014. He exists as an artist and as an […]Read More