Striking Surrealism

Meet Afarin Sajedi – a bold and striking artist creating powerful and surreal artworks. She was educated at Tehran Azad University and has since had numerous exhibitions and shows. Her achievements include various titles and a Golden medal in students’ pencil painting competitions since 1992 and Multi-time Best College Performance titles 2000- 2004

Enjoy a selection of these surreal works below

 
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Heartwarming Illustrations by Pascal Campion

Fall in love with these heartwarming illustrations by Pascal Campion. Pascal captures us with artworks that all of us can relate to. Like that time in your childhood when you would hang out with your buddies and explore the neighborhood… or that time when it was really snowy/rainy when you would sit by the window and think about life.

The beauty of Pascal’s work is it’s really relatable.  It brings a sense of a kind of nostalgia. These are some fine examples of art with a sentiment.

For more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART

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A lonely god

“Even with super powers, we are all alone” is a minimalist set of illustrations created by Belhoula Amir, also known as Cosmosnail, an illustrator and character design from Lyon, France.

The inspiration behind these illustrations created by Cosmosnail is to show superheroes alone doing something related to their super powers. We see Superman flying out in space, there’s Batman lonely checking his computer system and others like Ironman, Spider-man and Wolverine.

 

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Fun Black and White Murals of Friends and Family by Alex Senna

It’s not often that you walk down the street and encounter an artwork that warms your heart or brings a smile to your face, but for Brazilian street artist and muralist Alex Senna, positive emotion seems to be his visual currency. His lanky black and white characters are often found in a variety of hopeful, loving, and positive scenes from a pair of lovers embracing to a family riding a bicycle. To intensify their emotional depth Senna often gives the flat characters broad shadows that stretch out larger-than-life across urban walls. You can check out more of Senna’s work on Instagram.

 

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The Artist and Super Computer, George Widener.

George Widener is an extraordinary artist. Widener is autistic with savant syndrome. He has demonstrated phenomenal abilities with regards to numerical computation, far beyond what is to be considered normal.

At age 18, George Widener joined the army intelligence, based in West Germany, using his pattern recognition skills to analyse photos from the Stasi and the KGB. Later he attempted to study engineering but was unable to cope as he was overwhelmed by historical dates. Semi-professional gambling would be his next occupation, winning him thousands of dollars from casinos. However, it was not until he was exposed to the art world that he found true fulfilment.

Widener is an extremely accurate super-computer. He obsessively analyses historical events, particularly catastrophes. Widener then interprets his idea of the structure of the world through large-scale calendars, mazes and diagrams. In finding patterns in historical events, he attempts to predict future happenings.

Apart from being a fascinating human, his work is incredibly aesthetic. The intriguing hand drawn figures, diagrams and typography come together to form beautiful art pieces and have caught the attention of the critics. George Widener is currently exhibiting his work at the exhibition Save the World at Art et Marges in Brussels.

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Zutto

Alexandra Zutto is an illustrator, print and character designer from Russia. Zutto creates outrageous worlds filled with vivid colours, fantastical shapes and beautiful characters. He invites his viewers into an energetic, playful phantasmagoria. We love Zutto!

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Minimalist Album Covers

Can you guess the album cover?

This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?

 

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