Bruno Miranda’s Stunning Digital Illustrations

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Sao Paul, Brazil-based artist and graphic design artist, Bruno Miranda’s latest series of illustrations are a testament to his talent and creativity. Full of surreal imagery and rich symbolism, I found his digital drawings to be utterly captivating.

Miranda is currently an art director at One Digital, but also works as a freelance illustrator.

You can check out his site and Tumblr to see more of his artworks.

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A Series of Pop-Humorous Dioramas by Dimitris Polychroniadis

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Dimitris Polychroniadis (previously here and here) is a stage designer, architect, and artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. His works are an anguished, yet darkly humorous comment on the harsh realities faced by his country, and much of the world at the moment.

“Repent,” his latest series of surreal, mixed media diorama sculptures, both takes a look back on the mistaken choices of the recent past, and towards a present and future where lessons have been learned.

Can the deconstructive forces of a crisis, become the motivation for self awareness, both individually and collectively? Humor, romance and dark surrealism are the vehicle via which we attempt to explore the meaning of Repentance. Dimitris Polychroniadis reveals a series of mixed media, diorama sculptures. A colorful miniature world that acts as the setting for the unraveling of (somewhat unsettling) human stories. The cultures of the lowest common denominator, advertisement and slogan art are presented in conjunction with social and political utopias of the early 20th century.

“Repent” will be on exhibit till May 11, 2013, at the Metamorfosis Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.You can visit the artist’s site to see more,

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Mario Soria’s Incredible Paintings

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Barcelona-born artist Mario Soria is something of a genius, an autodidactic who taught himself by observing and studying the works of Velazquez, Bosch, Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci. His paintings and artworks are a surprisingly heady and potent mix of American pop art, European surrealism, and traditional art.

A lot of Mario’s works feature celebrity/cultural icons, who have been placed in settings that may seem incongruous to the eye of the casual observer, but reveal much more about the subject on deeper introspection.

Mario, on his paintings:

I develop a central idea and it starts to grow while I paint on it. I let the painting “talk” to me and then more ideas come during its process. My paintings are thought to be seeing from regular distance and closer distance where people can “read” two different paintings in one, I mean, from regular distance people could see a still life, but from a closer distance can observed little characters telling their own story making of still life elements their scenery. I like to play with canvas laterals, I put legos, smashed soda cans, colour pencils, or just paint on them. I am always working, I paint everyday, from Monday to Sunday, day and night, usually in two or more paintings at the same time.

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Currently, Mario is close to finishing an actual size reproduction of “Las Meninas,” the famous painting by Diego Velázquez. Mario says that he has been working on the painting since 2006, and adds that it will carry his own personal touch.

Link to Mario Soria’s site.

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Matthew Wade’s Surreal Art

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Los Angeles-based animator, artist and illustrator, Matthew Wade’s brilliant artwork is reminiscent of the edgy and bizarre fare that was featured in the MTV of the late ‘80s to the early ’90s, especially on shows like MTV Oddities and Liquid Television.

Matthew says his work can be loosely described as pop/modern/‘90s surrealism, but slotting it in any single genre (as with most great art), would be a huge disservice to it.

Matthew was trained in classical animation, something which is reflected to an extent in his work. He counts pop culture, The Simpsons, and, of course, early ’90s MTV as his major influences.

Link to Matthew Wade’s site (NSFW).

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Amy Guidry’s Stunning Surreal Paintings

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The Fantastically-Surreal Art of Rafael Silveira

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It was quite a difficult task for me to pick only a few select images from Rafael Silveira’s portfolio. His paintings and illustrations are that good!

A lot of his works are phantasmagorical in nature. His acrylic and oil paintings, he says, “mixes a classical atmosphera with contemporary techniques and subjects.” And indeed, popular cartoon characters rub shoulders with pin-up-esque femme fatales, and his subjects exist in a lush, symbolically-rich world of their own.

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Rafael Silveira lives and works in Curitiba, Brazil. You can buy original artworks and prints at his online store.

Link to his site.

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Egotrips – A Box of Self-Portraits

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Photographer Ruadh DeLone found his true calling as a photographer, only in the year 2007. His brilliant, photo manipulated portraits, however, belie the fact that he has been at it for a relatively short period of time. His self-portraits have a touch of surrealism to them, which is complemented by the strong undercurrent of humor that bursts through to the surface.

Delon lives in the Netherlands, and works as a freelance photographer for companies and individuals.

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The Fantasy Digital Art of Alex Andreyev

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Alex Andreyev has been a graphic designer and artist for the last 20 years. He creates his awesome, phantasmagorical artworks using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.

Snip from the artist’s site:

I’ve been drawing for as long as I remember myself. Both graphic design and digital art attract me, but recently I tend to commit to digital art more than anything else.

I tried various techniques, including traditional inks, pens, brushes and also experimented with digital art. Now I use Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, just brushes, no fancy stuff or filters. By using (a) limited toolset I am able to achieve stylistic consistency throughout my artwork. I focus more on expression of my creative concepts than on technology or tools. While working in digital medium, I am free of limitations of traditional tools, such as drying of oil paint, changing of gouache color or etching line width.

Alex is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He is currently working on the concept art for an upcoming animation film – Kin-Dza-Dza.

You can buy high resolution prints of the works on his official site (caution: some images on the site are NSFW).

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Soo Kim’s Surreal Art

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There is a common thread that runs in artist Soo Kim’s paintings and illustrations.The characters that inhabit the imaginary world in her paintings, are always in constant, but silent interaction with themselves, each other and their surroundings.

Though her works are rich with symbolism, they are not weighed down by it. Each piece is a frozen snapshot of a moment, that has a subtle, yet dynamic narrative quality to it. As she says, “They depict the subtle unspoken communications and connections that can occur in a single instant.”

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