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.
Biography Slobodan Lončarević was born in Podgorica, Montenegro, during the Yugoslavia union, in 1960. He lives and works in Podgorica. He is a self-taught painter, who used literature from the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts and the exercises of Albert Durer for his art education. He studied art during a long period of early youth and […]Read More
Jem Ham is an Australian, self-taught artist who started painting on brick walls with water at the age of four. Fascinated by the way the watermarked the brick and the ability to bring to life something from within, his love for art was born. Since then, it has been a journey of self-discovery through art, […]Read More
The paintings of Moldovan artist Valeriu Buev explore the strange and poetic tragedy of the human condition. Although Buev uses the language of surrealism and dream, his stunning images remain fully rooted both psychically and technically in material reality. Through the processes of distortion and imagination, Buev confronts the stark costs of humanity’s darker tendencies, […]Read More
Luciano Sanchez is a lowbrow pop-surrealist artist who focuses on themes of Kustom Kulture through post-apocalyptic, vintage, and science-fiction lenses. Artist Statement My work is within the movement appeared in the late 1970s in California known as Lowbrow Art or Pop-surrealism, This allows me to have a field of creation where the main protagonists are […]Read More
James McCarthy is a surrealistic landscape painter. McCarthy’s psychedelic/cosmic mindscapes wrestle with the concepts of space-time and the afterlife. Artist’s Statement I’m a surrealist but I also consider myself a landscape painter. I like to paint biomorphic forms but I’m also interested in capturing the moods of various landscapes. I like to depict the weather […]Read More