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.
In collaboration with ArtPage Publishing, Gallery Nucleus presents a retrospective exhibition of select paintings and drawings by world-renowned science fiction and fantasy artist/author Wayne Barlowe. We’ve previously covered some of Barlowe’s visionary concept art here, and we are pleased to share the news of this retrospective and an exclusive interview. November 19, 2022 – December […]Read More
Kristin Kwan is an artist who makes illustrative paintings and drawings, living with her family and crowd of pets in Lincoln, NE. Her artwork uses elements of fantasy and allegory to explore themes of life, death, and rebirth. “When I was growing up my family moved many times, and every new home held mysteries and […]Read More
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