This Brian Despain art is artfully executed, the images are as real as photographs but with the expression that can only be conveyed with a brush. Check out more work from Despain and others at the links below.
Implications - Consumers are gravitating toward the fine arts because they offer viewers a sensation of escapism. As many North Americans are feeling the effects of the recent economic down turn, the demand for escapism products is at an all time high. Corporations may consider utilizing surreal imagery in media campaigns to appeal to consumers.