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51 Stunning Surreal Illustrations

From Trippy Drippy Art to Manga Graffiti Paintings

— May 27, 2011 — Art & Design
As much as art is subjective for most people, few forms of art are more memorable than those that fall under the surrealist art category. Surrealist art is usually an amalgamation of countless different art tropes and usually reflects an artist’s active and multifarious mind-process, combining fantasy, dreams and various elements of danger in one painting or drawing.

Other than the emergence of pop art, surrealist art is considered to be the most important development in 20th Century contemporary art. The effects of surrealist art extend far beyond the art world, affecting literature, music, philosophy and film. Surrealist art has granted a lot of artists, writers, and directors with the leeway to explore the deepest depths of their imagination. In this collection of some of our favorite examples of surrealist art, we casually move from easy-going California cool surrealism to the nightmarish qualities of dream-like surrealism, which features bears mauling errant swimmers and world leaders who transform into monsters.
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Animated Fashionbooks
Animated Fashionbooks
The Prada Fantasy Motionbook Showcases FW 2010 Styles
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Crystalline Eden Imagery
Crystalline Eden Imagery
Diego Barrera Takes Viewers Through a Nightmarish Fantasy Landscape
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Vibrant Surrealist Comics
Vibrant Surrealist Comics
Michael DeForge Brings His Unique Imagination to Comic Panels
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Playfully Possessed Illustrations
Playfully Possessed Illustrations
The Nata Metlukh Series Captures the Weirdest Childlike Concepts
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Sweetly Digitized Shoots
Sweetly Digitized Shoots
The Whitesnow Studio 'Ice Cream' Series Centers Around Childhood
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Personalized Surrealist Pictorials
Personalized Surrealist Pictorials
Ella Amitay Sandovsky Mixes Humanity with Fantasy
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Fantasy Humanimal Art
Fantasy Humanimal Art
Jesse Balmer Illustrates Creepy Critter/Human Characters
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Surreal Story-Telling Collages
Surreal Story-Telling Collages
Artist Mark Boellaard Uses a Simple Approach to Art
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Animated Pixie Prints
Animated Pixie Prints
Lynne Naylor Blends Fantasy & Surrealism Beautifully
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Fantastical Surrealist Artwork
Fantastical Surrealist Artwork
Esao Andrews Brings Dreams and Fantasies to Life
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Poured Surrealist Art
Poured Surrealist Art
Holton Rower Uses Paint in an Creative, Unconventional Way
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Emotional Surreal Paintings
Emotional Surreal Paintings
Rod Luff's 'The Moleskin Project' is Filled with Beauty
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Scenic Surrealist Art
Scenic Surrealist Art
Marco Escobedo Creates Powerful Imaginary Worlds With His Art
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Distorted Fantasy Illustrations
Distorted Fantasy Illustrations
Journey Into the Mind of Artist Tanya Linney
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Mash Pop Surrealism
Mash Pop Surrealism
Vladimir Kato's Funky Artworks Mix Horror, Humor and Hip
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Daemonic Digital Artworks
Daemonic Digital Artworks
These Awesome Henning Ludvigsen Works Feature Darkly Fantastical Imagery
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Abstract Fantasy Illustrations
Abstract Fantasy Illustrations
Laura Bifano Brings a Wonderful World of Imagination
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Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
The Prada Minimal-Baroque Catalog is Illustrated and Intriguing
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Chromatic Critter Creations
Chromatic Critter Creations
Yoko D'Holbachie Illustrates Alien 'Hello Kitty' Characters
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Manga Graffiti Paintings
Manga Graffiti Paintings
Ayami Kawashima Artwork Combines Two Popular Art Styles
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Astonishing Surrealist Art
Astonishing Surrealist Art
Artist Shary Boyle Captures the Deranged and Beautiful in Her Work
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Satiric Surreal Paintings
Satiric Surreal Paintings
Chinese Artist Malelonn Provides an Interesting Perspective in His Works
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Trippy Drippy Art
Trippy Drippy Art
The Work of Jung-Yeon Min is a Fantasy Infestation
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Hyperrealist Portraits
Hyperrealist Portraits
Victor Rodriguez's Art is Stunning and Surreal
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Cali-Cool Illustrations
Cali-Cool Illustrations
California-Based Hellen Jo Draws Images That Effuse West Coast Swagger
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Vibrant Mythical Art
Vibrant Mythical Art
'ISE' Ratinan Thaijareorn's Art is Pleasing to the Eyes
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Gloomy Surrealist Art
Gloomy Surrealist Art
'These Predicaments' Are Subverted Fairy Tales
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Surreal Imaginative Artworks
Surreal Imaginative Artworks
These Julia Sonmi Heglund Illustrations are Child-Like and Colorful
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Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
These Jon Foster Drawings are Seriously Epic
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Dreamlike Drawings
Dreamlike Drawings
Artist Jorge Mascarenhas Creates Convincing Fantasy World in His Illustrations
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Pop Art Surrealism
Pop Art Surrealism
Alexander Lyamkin's Artwork is a Picasso-esque Fantasy
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Spunky Italian Street Art
Spunky Italian Street Art
Seacreative Shows Other Graffiti Artists How It's Done
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Frantic Ethereal Art  (UPDATE)
Frantic Ethereal Art (UPDATE)
Raphael Vicenzi Innovates Illustration with Mixed Media and Words
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Unsettling Circus Art
Unsettling Circus Art
The Fascinating, Freaky Fantasy Art of Leslie Ditto
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Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Santiago Caruso's Work is Dark and Unreal
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Surreal Shoe Art
Surreal Shoe Art
Priscilla Ainhoa Griscti Draws Fantasy Fairytale Stilettos
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Surrealist Artscapes
Surrealist Artscapes
Teodoru Badiu's Distorted Projections of Reality
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Surrealist Sensual Sketches
Surrealist Sensual Sketches
Vincent Bakkum Illustrations Depict Beautiful Women in the Buff
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Fantasy Tattoo Art
Fantasy Tattoo Art
Zepaulo's Digital Manipulations are Gorgeously Unique
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Surrealistic Cyberpunk Portraits
Surrealistic Cyberpunk Portraits
Almacan's Mechanical Mirage Art
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Frisky Fantasy Art
Frisky Fantasy Art
These Louis Botha Surrealist Designs are Fiercely Fantastical
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Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Iain Macarthur Portraits Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary
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Psychedelic Art Playgrounds
Psychedelic Art Playgrounds
Jessica Stockholder Turns Madison Square Park Into a Child's Fantasy
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Playful Cosmic Illustrations
Playful Cosmic Illustrations
These Sebasebi Designs Explore Creative Angles of the Universe
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Famous Fashion Illustrations
Famous Fashion Illustrations
The Antonio Lopez Illustrations Chronicle Moments in Fashion History
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Anatomical Surrealism
Anatomical Surrealism
Heidi Taillefer's Artwork is Uncomfortably Beautiful
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Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
The Jeff Gillette ‘Dismayland' Collection is Shocking and
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Fantastical Fairy Art
Fantastical Fairy Art
Escape into a Fantasy World with Elena Dudina's Paintings
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Naughty Neon Art
Naughty Neon Art
Surrounded's Artwork Highlights Womanly Attributes
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Fantasy Female Art
Fantasy Female Art
The Francis Kmiecik Halfanese Series is a Dream Come Trueish
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Overweight Heroine Illustrations
Overweight Heroine Illustrations
'Obese Disney Princesses' Merges Fantasy with Reality
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