Cemal Eker’s hyperdetailed, mythical drawings carry a supernatural energy. Using both stippling and bold linework, the artist crafts absorbing scenes, worthy of close inspection. And at times, Eker also uses digital techniques to add yet another surreal flourish to the works.
Nicola Caredda’s dreamlike acrylic paintings blend eroded landscapes and structures, playful bits of pop culture and mystical iconography. Each’s vague narrative appears to be ripped from the subconscious.
Mr. Everybody’s paintings offer a clash of bleak imagery and playful vibrancy. The works, often minimalist in execution, tell of both street art and classical influences, with elegant figures and pop culture iconography playing a role. The artist’s own practice feels at home on both a gallery wall and a public wall.
In Niko Photographisme‘s “The Robot Next Door” series, the artist depicts a world in which robotic creatures are among us. Blending analog materials with a bit of digital manipulation to create a surreal final product, the artist is able to create an intimate view of a sci-fi scenario. Depicting the figures taking part in everyday activities, the pieces carry a surprising vulnerability to match the futuristic concept.
The oil paintings of Lukifer Aurelius carry a surreal and mystic energy, its subjects often in a transformative state. The Brisbane artist is part of a new duo show with Alex Garant at BeinArt Gallery in Australia titled “Seeing Between,” running through May 27. The gallery says that the painter’s figures are “seemingly infused with fire or, at the very least, embers, striking a chord with perhaps our most primitive memories.”
Linsey Levendall draws and paints surreal scenes ripped from the subconscious, his figures containing worlds within. The artist uses a variety of approaches in his dreamlike drawings and paintings, moving between precise linework and chaotic, yet controlled strokes.