Paul Neberra is an artist from Lisbon, Portugal. His pop surrealist paintings give hint to his influences with inspiration ranging from surrealist painters such as Dali and Magritte to writers like Kafka and Dostoevsky – not to mention contemporary pop culture icons like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. The world he weaves can be deemed as charming with a touch of melancholy.
Alejandrina Herrera (previously featured here) is an artist from Mexico. In her drawings and mixed media pieces she tells stories about people and animals in an ironic and melancholic way and how they interact with their surroundings. Also, the soft palette combined with the dark, intricate details of the drawings are spot on.
Seattle based artist Syd Bee creates dreamy and melancholic paintings. There’s a touch of softness in Syd’s work that really appeals to the viewer: the way she blends the colors and lines give her pieces a delicate, velvety appearance. Although sometimes quite bright and high in contrast, the mood of the colors appear melancholic and enhance the dash of sadness Bee’s paintings have in them.
Seattle-based artist Casey Weldon is best known for his use of melancholy and humor in conjunction with the iconography of modern pop culture.
Weldon intentionally disorients the viewing experience by juxtaposing a subject that is impulsively attractive yet eerily disturbing. With this subtle manipulation the viewer finds themselves drawn towards these subjects, yet can’t quite focus on them, as a result of the eye fatigue experienced by countless hours on the internet, often fueled by the mindless addictive nature of social media.