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Surrealism and Visionary art: Johnny Palacios Hidalgo (30+ images)

Peruvian painter Johnny Palacios Hidalgo was born in Lima, Peru and studied art between 1988-1998 in the National Art Museum and the National School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited regularly since 1984, developing a surreal hyperrealism style with unique powerful images full of beauty, which emphasizes the feminine beauty and animal figures more or

Portraits by Serguei Zlenko (30+ images)

Born in the Republic of Georgia in 1960, Serguei Zlenko graduated first from the Russian Art Academy’s Art School, and later received a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Art from Moscow Surikov Art Academy in 1984. A member of both Russian and Finnish Artist’s Associations, he is featured in galleries and collections in Finland, and

Pin-Up Girls by Gil Elvgren (50+ images)

Gillette Elvgren (1914 – 1980) was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow, Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art. He was strongly influenced by the early “pretty girl” illustrators, such as Charles Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other

Surreal Paintings By Matthew Grabelsky Take The New York City Subway (15 pics)

New York City is sometimes affectionately (or disaffectionately) referred to as a ‘concrete jungle’, but for Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky (previously) it’s more of a big cageless zoo. Using the New York City subway system as the setting for his work, Grabelsky paints surreal portraits of people who are seemingly normal from the neck

Body And Soul: art by Hamish Blakely (30+ photos)

Blakely was born in Canterbury in 1968 and developed an interest in art from an early age. He studied illustration at Wimbledon School of Art and completed his degree at Kingston University shortly after which he became a professional illustrator. During this time his clients included The Body Shop, British Telecom and Cable and Wireless

Hyper-Realistic Paintings by Omar Ortiz (30+ pics)

Omar Ortiz was born in 1977 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where he still lives. Since he was a boy he has been interested in drawing and illustration. He studied for a degree in Graphic Design, where he learned different techniques such as hand drawing, pastels, charcoal, water colors, acrylics and airbrushing. When he finished college

Mutant Faces by Can Pekmedir (9 pics)

Can Pekmedir, born in 1982, working and living in Istanbul. Worked as a full time instructor in Visual Communication Design Department of İstanbul Bilgi University between 2006 and 2012. Now working as a part-time instructor at Bahçeşehir University. Coincidence and failed experiences are at the premise of these artistic discoveries. Can Pekmedir is instinctively morphing

21st Century ‘Russian’ Dolls.. (30+ photos)

Born in the city of Perm and now living in St. Petersburg, twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy have been making dolls since 2004. Their early works had faces of popular idols of that time: Die Antwoord, Marilyn Manson, Dita von Teese, Madonna, John Galliano and others. Each of the sisters’ collections reflects a different

Staring into the Abyss: Sinister Artworks By Vergvoktre.. (30+ photos)

Vergvoktre makes paintings in charcoal that feel like staring into the abyss. It’s as if the most harrowing, bleak black metal you ever heard became so powerful that it created tangible pieces of artwork with its icy, forlorn sounds. His web presence is sparse and mysterious, which makes his work all the more intriguing.