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.

We Chose This Road My Dear - by Frank Moth

Frank Moth

By Admin / February 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Fibonacci's Folly Collage by Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson

By Admin / February 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

About Deborah Stevenson Deborah Stevenson was born in Washington, DC. She grew up in Tokyo, went to high school in Baltimore, and got her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lived for many years on the West Coast, and returned to the East Coast, where she lived in Brooklyn, NYC until 2015, […]

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Bound by Lola Mitchell

Lola Mitchell

By Admin / January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Lola Mitchell uses textures and digital painting to create stories through images. Her surrealistic underwater photography resonates with rhythm and explores emotional concepts. Prints Lola Mitchell Portfolio

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Where is Surreal Art Discussed Online? Surrealism Discussion Forums Links

By Admin / January 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Art by George Tooker Q. Where is Surreal Art Discussed Online? A. Here is a list of some places Surrealism is discussed online. Forums, Reddits, Facebook Groups, etc: Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!

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George Tooker

By Admin / November 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

George Tooker was an American figurative painter. His works are associated with Magic realism, Social realism, Photorealism and Surrealism. His subjects are depicted naturally but the images use flat tones, an ambiguous perspective, and alarming juxtapositions to suggest an imagined or dreamed reality. He did not agree with the association of his work with Magic realism or Surrealism, as he said, “I […]

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