Artist Alex K. Gardner seems to have a fixation with water. In his glossy, surreal paintings, the characters themselves seem to erupt into streams. They function more like vessels for the liquid rather than fully-formed individuals. Water sneaks its way into subtle details — even when there is no pool or river present, aquatic animals or even sushi are surely within arm’s reach. Garder’s drawings carry on this marine theme with clear, precise line work. Take a look at some of Alex K. Gardner’s works below.