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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Merge in Jakub Rebelka’s Colorful Worlds

Jakub Rebelka is a freelance illustrator and concept artist from Poland creating surreal worlds using traditional and digital mediums. Each image is like a comic book frame that has been expanded into an entire story. Rebelka finds inspiration in a variety of artists, including the French comic artist Moebius and the celebrated fantasy artist Peter […]

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Severed and Split: The Grotesque Graphite Art of Miles Johnston

Artist Miles Johnston has two reoccurring motifs throughout his graphite drawings—division and compartmentalization. The images split his female subjects in two and often leave them faceless as their bodies viscerally spew liquid or are overcome with the likes of insects. They’re haunting with a grotesqueness that makes it impossible to look away—the details are just […]

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Vivid Fantasy Imagery with a Dark Twist by Ransom & Mitchell

Ransom & Mitchell is an artistic duo based out of San Francisco, comprised of Stacey Ransom (designer, digital artist) and Jason Mitchell (director, photographer). Together, they produce vivid, story-filled fantasy images. Their process starts from the ground up, combining set design, costuming, and prop construction with computer graphics. Drawing influence from the “Italian and Dutch […]

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The Future is Now: Amazingly Complex 3D Art

As the definition of art continues to grow, the field increasingly becomes technologically advanced. Three dimensional (3D) graphics take advantage of this advancement to create imagery that straddles the line between reality and fantasy. The term “computer graphics” was first introduced in 1960 by William Fetter, but it wasn’t until 1972 that 3D animation began to […]

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Nychos’ Trademark Dissection of Idols and Creatures

Graffiti artist Nychos grew up in the forested state of Styria in Austria. His dad and grandfather were both hunters; smelly animal corpses, guts and bones were commonly in sight and part of the artist’s everyday life. He once killed a fox, but it was the first and last time, as Nychos was not destined […]

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The Lost and the Strange: Paintings by Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson is a California-based artist who paints offbeat characters in surreal worlds. Among her colorful cast are dark-eyed children collecting specimens in the woods, distraught entertainers collapsed in quiet backrooms, and madcaps posing nonchalantly while the horizon burns. Each figure has an air of innocence and agelessness, and each is involved in a mysterious […]

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Chilean Street Art Around the World: Colossal Murals by INTI

INTI is a street artist from Valparaiso, Chile, who paints large-scale murals on buildings around the world. From France to Delhi to Santiago, INTI brings his South American roots to life in colorful portraits that represent the overlapping histories of Chilean arts and culture, the Incas, capitalism, and Christianity. Embodying these complex systems of tradition […]

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Death and Fantasy: Paintings by Takato Yamamoto

Note: Contains nudity. Takato Yamamoto paints gothic scenes that resemble erotic nightmares. He calls his work “Heisei Estheticism,” drawing on the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints and infusing them with images (often violent and sexualized) inspired by modern manga. Recurring motifs include sullen-faced women bound in ropes, rotting corpses festooned with vines, and bloodied vampires […]

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Adrian Cox Mutates and Reassembles the Body In Nature

Adrian Cox is a Missouri-based artist who paints “Border Creatures”—organic mutants who defy what we staunchly distinguish as “man” and “nature.” Sometimes they appear humanoid—humorously engaging in intellectual activities, such as painting and stargazing—but their bodies are engulfed with organic debris and sprouting plant life, signifying the messy processes of death and rebirth. In other […]

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The Selfie Apocalypse: Marvelous Mutants by Mothmeister

The artistic duo known as Mothmeister brings taxidermy to life in nightmarishly endearing photoshoots. Combining perished and preserved animals with models dressed up in masks and begrimed clothing, they create Frankenstein-esque humanoids who behold the camera with a shameless sense of pride. The barren, apocalyptic backgrounds provide the perfect settings for the artists to parody […]