The Surreal 3-Dimensional Art of Danny van Ryswyk


Danny van Ryswyk (NSFW) is an Amsterdam-based digital painter, who creates dark and surreal art using 3D software. Drawing upon the photography of the 19th century as a stylistic inspiration, Ryswyk’s paintings are a fusion of the absurd, the melancholic, and Victorian portraiture. Peering into the looking glass that are his works opens up a Lovecraftian dimension to us, or in his own words, “the idea of a reality that exists outside the range of science’s ability to explain or measure.”


Ryswyk creates his works inside a digital environment, in a painstaking process which can take weeks, if not months to finish.

He starts building each piece using complex 3D-modeling software for use in movies, games and the animation industry. In this stage all subjects are meticulously sculpted from the ground up as if they where made of clay. These sculptures will then be imported in rendering software where he creates organic textures like flesh and fabrics which he applies to his models, bringing them to life. Decors are created, environmental lighting and elaborate illusions are set-up, just as it would be done in a theatre to create the dark dreamy atmosphere Danny van Ryswyk is aiming for. The staged scene will then be rendered to a 2D image and finally painted and further refined until the work is finished.

Ryswyk has an upcoming group exhibition on the 20th and 21st of April, 2013, at the Hoekkunst gallery in the Netherlands. Visit his site to check out more of his digital art (NSFW).

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The Dark And Surreally Beautiful Art of Rouble Rust



Marvel at these phantasmagorical paintings by Rouble Rust, a self taught artist with a passion for painting. For inspiration, Rust dips her paintbrush into her experiences, emotions and dreams, and conjures up works that are a hypnotizing blend of fantastical imagery and dark imagination. She says that she loves creating “fantasy fictional characters and storytelling images,” but all of which are still steeped in reality.

Rust adds that she is comfortable painting in both traditional (acrylics, gouache, watercolors, oils and more) as well as digital mediums. She has also been trained in graphic design.

You can visit her site to see more of her art.

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“Moonrise Kingdom” Art Prints by Rich Pellegrino


If you loved Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” you will be pleased to know that artist Rich Pellegrino has released limited edition prints of his series of paintings based on the film’s unforgettable characters.

All the four 11” x 14″ prints in the series are being offered together as a set for a discounted group price for a limited time only. They are also available for individual purchase.

Visit Pellegrino’s site to know more.

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Doppelgängers: A Series of Paintings by Mark Wojahn


For his solo exhibition titled “Shadow Walker”, at the Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis-based artist Mark Wojahn will display works from his”‘Doppelgängers” series of photo paintings.

Born a fraternal twin himself, the artist’s long fascination with the alter egos of humans has manifested itself in his paintings. Wojahn transforms select photos from his portfolio (both old and new) into antique style images of our evil twins, by adding multiple layers of paint and texture on them. The results are eerie and disturbing, yet quite beautiful.

Wojahn is a filmmaker, and a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also an McKnight Photography Fellow, who has had his works exhibited in numerous exhibitions across the U.S.

The exhibition will be on show at the Rogue Buddha Gallery from Friday, September 7th, 2012 to Saturday, September 29th, 2012.

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Liquid Abstract Paintings by Roque Alan Deleon



Riotous explosions of color on canvas, abstract artist Roque Alan Deleon’s paintings are an exploration of myriad shades and hues, and their interaction with each other. Color is given the utmost importance in his works, and is the central and dynamic subject of all the art that he has created.

Snip from his artist’s statement:

In my current body of work, I experiment with the fluidity of acrylics. Paints are diluted with varying amounts of water, then poured onto canvas to create natural shapes and lines that could never be duplicated by hand. Each piece begins with a color choice, but any decisions after that must happen instantaneously due to the random nature of fluid paint. I must constantly adapt and change my techniques based on the circumstances, which allows for innovation in every painting.

There is an intentional element of ambiguity to his pieces, which,  he says, “allows everyone to connect to my work in a unique way.” The paintings are meant to evoke strong emotions and thoughts in the minds of the viewers.

Roque is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. He says that he intends to pursue a variety of art forms like sculpture, photography, and installation art, continuing to push the artistic boundaries of what can be done with color. You can find more of his works on his Tumblr | Facebook.

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