SURREALISM DAYDREAM BY AYKUT AYDOGDU

by Ariadna Zierold

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Istambul, Turkey based Aykut Aydogdu’s work is purely digital, drawn or painted with a tablet in Adobe Photoshop. His work walks the fine line between surrealism daydream and surrealism nightmare.

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Aydogdu’s work is stunning in both quality and subject matter. Portraying scenes like a woman’s head impaled by a rose, another woman engaging in a sensual kiss with a decapitated head, and a third atop a toilet seemingly “shitting roses,” the result is both comical, dark, and deeply alluring.

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ILLUSTRATION NOSTALGIA BY ANDREW FAIRCLOUGH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Andrew Fairclough is a Sydney based Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. After completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics in between self-instruction and full time work in a design agency.

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Andrew’s work is inspired by mid-century spot illustrations and design as well as vintage sci-fi, comics, surrealism, DIY art culture, and the textural wonders of degraded print. Often working with a restricted color palette Andrew’s work seeks to hint at the nostalgia and tactility of found art, whilst also creating something completely new.

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HETEROGENEOUS COMPOSITIONS BY DAVID HUMPHREY

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York-based painter David Humphrey works on paper and sculptures defy categorization. He emerged as an artist in the late 1970s along with Postmodernism, an approach that continues to inform his heterogeneous compositions, visual pastiches that, in his words, “erase the breaks” between divergent styles.

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In his paintings, this grammar includes gestural abstraction, cartoonish figuration, Pop Art, Surrealism, and Expressionism. His vibrant compositions feature human figures, narrative vignettes, animals, and objects interwoven into abstract passages.

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AMAZING JUXTAPOSITIONS BY YOSUKE UENO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Yosuke Ueno is a self-taught Japanese artist, working in the style of pop surrealism. Born in Japan in 1977, he has been creating his unique and colorful world since his early age, and as a result Ueno’s first solo exhibition was in 1994 in Yamaguchi, when he was just 16 years old.

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Weird, creepy but in a beautiful kind of way, Ueno’s art stands out for its interesting juxtapositions and hidden symbolism. Skulls, swans, scissors and amazing characters appear in his paintings, making you wonder what kind of hidden message they all carry.

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ARTISTIC AESTHETICS BY MACHINEAST

by Ariadna Zierold

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Machineast is a design directing duo Fizah Rahim & Rezaliando based in Singapore. They focus on rich visual aesthetics for 3D illustration, typography and design. Rezaliando from Malaysia and Fizah Rahim from Indonesia met each other when they were in their mid-teens at the design school they both attended at the time. The connection and mutual understanding between them developed so naturally that it is almost as if they were pre-destined to become best friends, forge a joint career where they are always in constant collaboration and end up founding a creative studio.

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They carry out spectacular projects where art and design are in perfect harmony; they maintain a continuous dialogue in a very specific aesthetic language. It is not surprising that their projects explore fields like digital art, 3D art, illustration and art multimedia; they transition seamlessly between abstraction and the dreamlike nature of surrealism; they make it clear – on many occasions – that they are children of the 80’s and passionate lovers of color and music.

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HARD-EDGE GEOMETRY BY CLARK GOOLSBY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn-based Clark Goolsby’s imagery often references mortality, the passage of time, and mutable perceptions of space; skulls, body parts, and skeletons are recurring motifs in some of his abstract compositions. His style is characterized by experiments with hard-edge geometry and surrealism, and is also influenced by classical art history and graffiti. In the late 2000s, Goolsby started incorporating different materials into his acrylic on paper works, including collage elements, pen, pencil, spray paint, and markers. More recently, he has created multimedia sculptural installations with string.

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POP SURREALISM BY MARK RYDEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, “Pop Surrealism”, dragging a host of followers in his wake. Ryden’s aesthetic is developed from subtle amalgams of many sources, from Ingres, David and other French classicists to Little Golden Books. Ryden also draws his inspiration from anything that will evoke mystery: old toys, anatomical models, stuffed animals, skeletons and religious ephemera found in flea markets.

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Ryden’s vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the mysterious recesses of the soul.

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3D State of Mind | CHAD KNIGHT

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer’s third eye and mind with intensity, beauty and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren’t visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world.

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3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (10)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com (11)

3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity, beauty and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer's third eye and mind with intensity, beauty and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren't visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world. Via news.upperplayground.com

The Monsters on Maple Street | SEUNGYEA PARK

To know one’s self is to be able to observe one’s self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one’s internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life.

A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise known as Spunky Zoe.

Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, “Monstrousness.” She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world; fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us.

Park’s intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the “I” inside of herself with the “I” outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my “I” coming back for more.

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

To know one's self is to be able to observe one's self. It is to know that the external world is a mere mirror of one's internal world and that all is connected as one in this vast, yet narrow space we call life. A relentless explorer of the inner self is Korean artist, Seungyea Park, otherwise knows as Spunky Zoe. Park uses pen and acrylic to artistically express the journey of fear that permeates in the inner self, which she calls, "Monstrousness." She analyzes the archaic systems in place that use fear and horror to maintain imbalances of justice in the world. Fear being the dominant construct that is used to control and subdue people. After all, it is in our primitive nature to orient towards danger, to be prepared for fight, flight, freeze and in the case of the consciousness of the masses, hypnotic paralysis that shuts us down and leaves us comfortably numb to everything around us. Park's intriguing art work captivates my attention as I gaze into the juxtaposition of her dark side and fears with the beauty and skill she produces as an act of love. The template of her work is drawn from observing and documenting the contradictions of the "I" inside of herself with the "I" outside of herself. Her knowledge and heightened awareness, combined with mesmerizing artistic skill, will leave my "I" coming back for more. Via news.upperplayground.com (8)