The oil paintings of Mexican artist Jose Luis Lopez Galvan are guaranteed to make you look twice—once for shock, and the second time to soak in the potent symbolism. Combining the bizarre eroticism of Hieronymus Bosch with Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s low-brow critique of class issues, Galvan inserts his own contemporary style to produce a new breed in the world of dark surrealism. Populating his world are hybrid animals reveling in the reversal of the species hierarchy (such as a rabbit wearing human skin while sipping on wine). In other paintings, Galvan seems to have mashed together as many animals as possible, producing the ultimate (and most disturbing) apex predator. To view more of his fascinating work, visit his website and Facebook page.
Images © Jose Luis Lopez Galvan