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.

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize

By Admin / August 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

The $7,000 award was created for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to announce the creation of the Recharge New Surrealist Prize, a $7,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories […]

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Thoughts On Contemporary Surrealism

By Admin / September 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some Thoughts on Surrealist Art Today

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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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Surrealism.co – a Website Promoting Surrealism

By Admin / February 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Surrealism.co is a website promoting Surrealism and Surreal Art and Artists. Introduction The homepage of the website includes and introduction to the site, and a brief introduction to Surrealism. There are two timelines: a timeline of surreal or fantastic art before Andre Breton Founded the Surrealist Art Movement, and a timeline of surreal and fantastic […]

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Keep The beinArt Surreal Art Collective Alive

By Admin / November 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Keep the beinArt Surreal Art Collective alive by funding 3 group shows, 5 years of online expenses and 60 exclusive artist interviews. Via Kickstarter About this project Let’s kickstart the next phase of the Collective’s projects by funding three massive group shows, five years of online expenses and sixty exclusive artist interviews! The beinArt Surreal […]

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