TALISMANIC ANIMALS BY ERICH J MOFFITT

by Ariadna Zierold

erich j moffitt, painting, paintings, anial, animals, totemic, talisman, talismanic, surreal, realist, seattle, classical, fables, objects, upper playground

Seattle based artist Erich J. Moffitt paints fables, told with totemic animals, archetypes and talismanic objects. Moffitt is an internationally exhibited painter and illustrator, born in 1982, in the United States. His work often re-imagines classical themes from legend and myth via contemporary subject matter, frequently in a narrative style. His paintings are fables, featuring totemic animal archetypes and talismanic objects.

erich j moffitt, painting, paintings, anial, animals, totemic, talisman, talismanic, surreal, realist, seattle, classical, fables, objects, upper playground erich j moffitt, painting, paintings, anial, animals, totemic, talisman, talismanic, surreal, realist, seattle, classical, fables, objects, upper playground erich j moffitt, painting, paintings, anial, animals, totemic, talisman, talismanic, surreal, realist, seattle, classical, fables, objects, upper playground erich j moffitt, painting, paintings, anial, animals, totemic, talisman, talismanic, surreal, realist, seattle, classical, fables, objects, upper playground

RIDICULOUS DRAWINGS BY KIT MIZERES

by Ariadna Zierold

kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground

Kit Mizeres (previously featured here) is an artist and illustrator currently based out of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a recent graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus on Illustration. She is currently enjoying a smooth transition back to her traditional roots in painting and drawing, and is taking time off from commissioned illustration work at this time. With that being firmly enforced, she is also very content with sleeping in her car and living off rice and potatoes at this point in time if it means she can continue drawing ridiculous things.

kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground kit mizeres, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, cleveland, ohio, ridiculous, surreal, surrealistic, surrealist, colorful, creatures, detailes, epic, upper playground

CONNECTEDNESS BY SAJJAD MUSA

by Ariadna Zierold

sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground

Sajjad Musa is a NYC based artist. Using a variety of techniques and mediums, Sajjad’s works primarily investigates inner city motifs and expresses them aesthetically and sonically, elevating the culture in a unique and unexpected way. Sajjad’s work is meticulously executed and socially aware, highlighting issues of mass consumption, connectedness and daily life. His works stand out through his use of materials and conceptual juxtapositions.

sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground sajjad musa, collage, collages, new york city, mass consumption, connectedness, daily life, surreal, juxtapositions, conceptual, upper playground

METAPHYSICAL UNIVERSES BY WILEY WALLACE

by Ariadna Zierold

wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground

Wiley Wallace is a rare Arizona-native breed. After receiving his bachelor’s in inter-media arts at ASU, he left for California masters in fine arts from University of California, Santa Barbara. Wallace encapsulates the metaphysical world for us in his elaborate artwork. He gets most of his inspiration from his three kids who make appearances in most of his pieces. Connected by wires, signals, and satellites, his creative works are metaphysical representations of his children connected to another universe.

wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground wiley wallace, painting, paintings, painter, arizona, metaphysical, children, surreal, vibrant, elaborate, upper playground

 

MYSTERIOUS LANDS BY PAOLO PIBI

by Ariadna Zierold

paolo pibi, painting, paintings, painter, mysterious, landscape, surreal, dark, upper playground

Paolo Pibi (previously featured here) lures the mind into wonderfully enchanting and mysterious lands. His poetic imagery is a mix of the familiar and the enigmatic: a fusion of classically-inspired structures and the indefinitely wild. Although the landscapes are unpopulated, there’s a human echo, an air of intrigue in the horizon. These are the landscapes that excite us in our sleep, the golden places we remember dreaming. When we awake, they give our goals a new direction and inspire us to give chase to our curiosities.

paolo pibi, painting, paintings, painter, mysterious, landscape, surreal, dark, upper playground paolo pibi, painting, paintings, painter, mysterious, landscape, surreal, dark, upper playground paolo pibi, painting, paintings, painter, mysterious, landscape, surreal, dark, upper playground paolo pibi, painting, paintings, painter, mysterious, landscape, surreal, dark, upper playground

THE TWISTED SURREAL WORLD OF ROBERT DEUTSCH

by Ariadna Zierold

robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground

Leipzig based graphic-designer and artist Robert Deutsch works on a twisted pop-surreal inspired world reflecting the incongruous human behavior and thinking in a chaotic upside-down society, dominated by the image of the anti-hero.

robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground

Bizarre comic-landscapes and ludicrous humor impel the works of Deutsch into the absurd, although their essence is not far from reality and its current social and political issues. He represents and builds his characters with a bold artistic approach referring to various actions and topical allusions.

robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground robert deutsch, illustration, illustrations, painting, paintings, humor, fun, funny, twisted, pop, surreal, bizarre, landscape, absurd, leipzig, germany, upper playground

OBSCURE THOUGHTS BY BORIS PELCER

by Ariadna Zierold

boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground

Boris Pelcer was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He is an independent artist & illustrator based out of Milwaukee, WI. He divides his time between working on his personal projects & various commissions. His work has been recognized by both Society of Illustrators &American Illustration.

boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground

“I can sense the presence of enclosed spaces within my psyche. A hidden collection of obscure moods & thoughts that I can’t quite comprehend. In attempt to better comprehend some of it, I’ve developed this series. It is a stroll of curiosity in search of something insightful, somewhere within the hidden valleys of my psyche.” —Boris Pelcer

boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground boris pelcer, painting, illustration, illustrations, paintings, bosnia, sarajevo, milwaukee, dark, obscure, mood, portrait, portraiture, surreal, upper playground

MULTICOLORED AND PSYCHEDELIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY CAHILL WESSEL

by Ariadna Zierold

cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground

Cahill Wessel is an artist working out of San Francisco and has a vision of the world that we cannot all develop –at least not in all 5 senses. His work is based on his own experiences of life and the world, resulting in multicolored and psychedelic illustrations.

cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground

He works in a variety of styles and mediums, mainly with colored pencil, which is a very labor-intensive medium. Ideas for pencil drawings pop into his head at the most unexpected moments, so he writes notes in his phone while out and about. Then he draws up small sketches of the ideas that he thinks aren’t stupid, select the arrangements that inspire him the most, and translate the sketch into a larger piece. He lightly maps out the imagery in graphite, and then begins the process of building up layers upon layers of colored pencil.

cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground cahill wessel, drawing, illustration, illustrations, drawings, colored pencil, colorful, surreal, bizarre, humor, weird, psychedelic, multicolored, san francisco, upper playground

SURREAL SITUATIONS BY EUGENIA LOLI

by Ariadna Zierold

eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground

California based filmmaker and a digital collage artist Eugenia Loli uses photography scanned from vintage magazines and science publications to create bizarre visual narratives that borrow from aspects of pop art, dada, and traditional surrealism.

eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground

Loli was born in Athens, grew up in the Northwest of Greece near the city of Preveza, and lived for a while in a small village in the mountains. She then moved to Braunschweig, Germany, and subsequently Surrey, England, before moving to the California Bay Area. While growing up in Greece, she liked to draw a lot, but because of the lack of economic opportunities, she decided to cast aside her aspirations of becoming an artist and decided to go into the tech field. She studied computer programming, which in turn led to a life in blogging, animation, and eventually, filmmaking and digital collage.

eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground eugenia loli, collage, collages, california, digital collage, digital, bizarre, surreal, narrative, narratives, surrealism, pop art, vintage, upper playground

VIBRANT IMAGES BY PAT PERRY

by Ariadna Zierold

pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground

Pat Perry is an artist from Michigan who writes and makes pictures through careful and cautious observation. He often works itinerantly, and lives in Detroit. Pat’s calculated and surreal illustrations bend back the paradigm by once again elevating the work elaborated by a traveler’s hands. His illustrations feels perfectly proportioned, almost as if in motion. Less reliance on symmetry and more focus on flow. There’s an energy about the continuity and vibrance of his images, whether the color scheme is brilliant or tempered, and his ability to satisfy a breadth of clients while still solidifying his fine art itch is admirable.

pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground pat perry, illustration, detroit, surreal, flow, vibrant, brilliant, tempered, upper playground