Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous.
Painting is one of the most versatile mediums in visual art. It is also a highly personal medium. Painting styles are as varied and idiosyncratic as the artists themselves.
And so it is with surrealistic painting.
Contemporary surrealistic painting ranges from the nearly photographic dreamscapes of Jacek Yerka and Mark Ryden, to the abstract surrealism of Mohammad Zaza, from scribbles on linen to highly detailed horror artists like HR Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, to visionary artists like Alex Grey and Rudolf Hausner attempting to visualize the spiritual world or religious experience.
Serguei (Serge) Borodouline was born in Russia in 1957 and graduated from the Siberian Art School and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering/Physics. He immigrated to Canada in 1998 where he has resided since in Ottawa. He is presently a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Borodouline’s work is held in private collections in Canada, […]Read More
Olga Koudi is an artist working with digital paintings. She lives and creates in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In her artworks, she talks about the body and nudity, introversion, and the Comfort Zone (both in society and in our own homes or minds). Despite the seriousness of these topics, there is always a drop of irony. […]Read More
Biography Min Kyung Kwon is an artist based in Adelaide, Australia creating art of otherworldly beings that are beyond physicality and can be only seen through our mind’s eyes. Kwon’s portraits are inspired by mythology, legends, folk storybooks, science through contradicting images of eeriness and cuteness with a glimpse of sensuality & innocence in their […]Read More
John Rego is an illustrator and painter living in Jersey City, NJ. His work is inspired by the absurdities of the human and natural world, reportage illustration pop-surrealism and 19th Century scientific illustration. Rego has experience in editorial, fine art painting, package design, and narrative illustration. Hunting Tapestries A small series of two paintings depicting […]Read More
Franc Kaiser is a self-taught Swiss painter residing in Shanghai, China. Franc paints with acrylics on cardboard substrates. Each painting starts with an idea and sketch, and the composition is then penciled on a cardboard. The paintings progress in several stages, from a build-up of basic values with acrylic paint to detailed layers, which can […]Read More