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.
Surrealism: a 20th 21st-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind… One hundred years ago, with their world on the brink of chaos, a pack of misfits called “The Surrealists” banded together to make art that would reject logic and reason, with a goal of […]Read More
Uriel, prophet of poetry, prince of presence,
archangel of the sun, propounds a new
troublous truth and suffers the slings and
arrows of the celestial Czars.The tumultuous
times are upon us. Oh, Nicolaus Copernicus,
transcendental historian of heliocentric geometry,
forgive us, absolve us, evolve us, if you can.
The “visual music” collaborations of Jing Wang
and Harvey Goldman attempt to produce a synesthesia
like experience. The audience is encouraged to “see”
the music and “hear” the visuals. The imagery and
audio components are constructed without hierarchy,
a true melding of sound and image.
VIVA DALI: THE DALI MUSEUM BRINGS SALVADOR DALI BACK TO LIFE THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Avant-garde Experience Announced on the 30th Anniversary of Dali’s Death Imagine Salvador Dali welcoming you to the Dali Museum as if he were alive today, sharing observations on current events and shedding light on the motivations behind his artwork. In April, that imagined […]Read More
Ben Ridgway is currently an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California, USA. He has 15 years of professional experience as both a 3D artist in the video game industry and as a Professor. While in the games industry he helped to create games for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft console systems. […]Read More
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 […]Read More