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Contemporary Surrealism

Promoting the best contemporary surrealism, psychedelic, lowbrow, and fantastic figurative art being created today.

Valeriu Buev

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, […]

Get Out, Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You, and The Afro-Surrealist Film Movement

Add “Sorry To Bother You” to the mix and there appears to be an Afro-Surrealism resurgence in Black cinema. Surrealism is the 20-century avant-garde artistic and literary movement that sought to stir the creative potential of the unconscious mind position seemingly irrational imagery adjacent to one another. Artist Salvador Dali is among the most respect […]

Beth Hoeckel

About Beth Hoeckel Beth Hoeckel is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator from Baltimore. She earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting, photography, and printmaking— but her main area of expertise is in the medium of collage. Beth began her first widely-known series of collages in 2010, […]

Seethe - by Beth Hoeckel

Bonobo’s surrealist music video for ‘No Reason’

With stunning cinematography (and no CGI), director Oscar Hudson pays homage to Japan’s social phenomenon of ‘Hikikomori’. A dreamy, disconnected electronic beat plays as a Japanese teenager wakes up in his bedroom, visibly troubled at the thought of facing the day ahead of him. But there are tricks at play, as he walks through the […]

Christie Neptune Surreal Video Art: An Afro-Surrealist Sci-fi Future

Christie Neptune’s “She Fell from Normalcy” Stills Note On Surrealism, Past and Present Followers of contemporary surreal art, and perhaps this blog, may forget that surrealism (and it’s precursor, Dada) were politically inspired art movements. Dada’s “anti-philosophy” developed in reaction to World War I. Surrealism became notorious for many reasons. One of these was affiliating itself with the […]

Two African American Women clutching their heads in agony