Italian artist El Gato Chimney’s paintings riff on occult motifs, juxtaposing magical and folkloric symbols with surreal elements. Populated by anthropomorphic animals, Chimney’s world is imbued with a sense of playfulness as he invites viewers to suspend disbelief and indulge their imaginations. Originally self-taught, the artist got his start in the graffiti and street art scenes of Milan. While his new work appears to be influenced by Bosch rather than Banksy, his off-kilter juxtapositions evoke the tongue-in-cheek humor often found on the streets. El Gato Chimney currently has a solo show, “Metapsychic Paths,” at Combustion Espontanea Art Gallery in Madrid on view through November 1.