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 Psycho Philosophy Shop

By Admin / November 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

The door of the Psycho Philosophy Shop is ever so slightly ajar. A candle sheepishly melts amongst the dim shadows. The air reeks of thrifty old women and faded brass band yelps. Only the Lost frequent the merchandise, the Lost and the mistaken. Old things lye about, old things made of iron and wood, tossed […]

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Aof Smith : Reflection of Memories

By Admin / October 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Eric White

By Admin / September 28, 2013 / 0 Comments

Eric White, a New York-based painter, and professor at the city’s School of Visual Arts, has been making art since he could hold a crayon. “One of my earliest and most distinct memories,” he said, “is listening to The Beatles’ ‘White Album,’ drawing in the dark, while my parents argued upstairs.” He recalled being specifically […]

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Svetoslav Stoyanov

Svetoslav Stoyanov Art

By Admin / March 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

  Svetoslav Stoyanov painting have a later Dali color-scheme. The concepts are direct, focusing on one per painting. A recurring theme in the works included is the subtle pulling-back of a layer within the painting and revealing of another. Also present is the inclusion of the nude female form in classical poses. The images are […]

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Patricia Benitez’s Uncanny Valley

By Admin / March 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

Patricia Benitez’s Uncanny Valley series takes it’s name from the hypothesis in the field of robotics which holds that “when human replicas look and act almost, but not perfectly, like human beings, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers.” Coined by professor Masahiro Mori, who proposes several explanations for the revulsion and fear […]

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