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59 Surrealist Artwork Pieces

From Dark Dream Drawings to Skateboarding Turkeys, Unusual Art is In

— December 26, 2012 — Naughty
One of the biggest unusual art trends of the last few years has been surrealist illustrations. The idea of unusual art in the form of surrealism is open-ended, with some images highlighting traditional ideas associated with surrealist art -- dark, dystopian worlds full of mayhem and chaos, goofy imagery like skateboarding turkeys, etc.

This kind of unusual art taking a foothold in the marketplace is likely due to how immediately inclusive the pieces are. In this collection of unusual art pieces, we see surrealist fairytale pictorials, deep sea humanoid depictions, and polychromatic landscape paintings, each collection showcasing a unique and specific form of artistic escapism.

My favorite images in this collection of unusual art pieces showcases surrealist satire illustrations. Brecht Vandenbroucke manages to capture a burgeoning trend and infuse it with sharp social commentary, giving us a view into two of the most intriguing styles of contemporary unusual art.
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Fantastically Feminine Stylus Pens
Fantastically Feminine Stylus Pens
The Princeton Jellypen is Made for Ladies with Long Nails
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Orbital Otherworldy Captues
Orbital Otherworldy Captues
The Oyster Magazine ‘Earth –>Hanne’ Editorial is Out
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Live Monster-Hunting Activities
Live Monster-Hunting Activities
Play Out Your Action Fantasies in This Interactive Game
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Disturbingly Diseased Cupcakes
Disturbingly Diseased Cupcakes
UK Baker Educates Others About Sexual Health Using STD Cupcakes
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Fashionable Food Cookbooks
Fashionable Food Cookbooks
The Edible Selby Shows Only the Most Style-Saavy Recipes
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Goofy Holiday Bulb Treats
Goofy Holiday Bulb Treats
The Christmas Light Cookies are a Ridiculously Fun Winter Snack
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Farewell Fantasy Illustrations
Farewell Fantasy Illustrations
The Clifton Harvey Castway Series is a Melacholic Goodbye
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Obscure Culinary Combos
Obscure Culinary Combos
The Etenschap Series Creatively Combines Incongruous Ingredients
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Chromatically Surreal Captures
Chromatically Surreal Captures
Color Consumption by Design Army is Straight Out of a Dream
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Obscure Surrealistic Sketches
Obscure Surrealistic Sketches
Rubenmichi Creations on the ABSOLUT Network are Fantastical and Wild
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Painterly Video Game Protagonists
Painterly Video Game Protagonists
Dave Palumbo Renders Nintendo's Link in a Realistic Manner
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Music God Ads
Music God Ads
The Tundra Festival Campaign Promotes Four Styles of Electronic Music
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Absurd Everyday Drawings
Absurd Everyday Drawings
Jess Worby Depicts the Familiar Through Bizarre Illustrations
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Surreal Fashion Accessories
Surreal Fashion Accessories
The Mr Knife, Miss Fork Series Was Inspired by Rene Crevel's 'Babylon'
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Surreal Sinister Captures
Surreal Sinister Captures
The Ajani Photography Series is Eery
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Collaborative Surrealist Clutches
Collaborative Surrealist Clutches
Lulu Guinness Loses Her Lips For Fin DAC Eye Bag Collaboration
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Surrealist Fairytale Pictorals
Surrealist Fairytale Pictorals
The 'Neverlasting Miracles' Exhibit by Todd Schorr
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Violent Pop Culture Prints
Violent Pop Culture Prints
Sam Green Renders Surrealist Illustrations
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Misplaced Object Artwork
Misplaced Object Artwork
Dariusz Klimczak Merges Fantasy and Reality in His Photorealistic Series
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Surrealist Landscape Illustrations
Surrealist Landscape Illustrations
Chris Fowler Weaves Beauty and Color Into Fantastical Settings
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Quirky Childlike Couture
Quirky Childlike Couture
The Ne-net Spring 2013 Collection Pushes Fashion Boundaries
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Cosmically Surreal Beauty Editorials
Cosmically Surreal Beauty Editorials
Coco Pops by Stanley Patzold is Full of Fantastical Vision
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Toothy Interior Furnishings
Toothy Interior Furnishings
The ZIP:PER Collection Opens Up into Ledges with Jagged Edges
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Mundane Regime Makeovers
Mundane Regime Makeovers
The Vogue Italia Beauty Feature Stylizes Rigorous Regimens
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Surrealist Cosmetic Photography
Surrealist Cosmetic Photography
Grey Magazine Requiem Aterenam Editorial Features Obscure Makeup
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Mobile Graffiti Canvases
Mobile Graffiti Canvases
Artist Never2501 Paints Zebra-Like Wasps Onto the Back of a Truck
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Deep Sea Humanoid Depictions
Deep Sea Humanoid Depictions
Zirofax Illustrates Aquatic Creatures with Lovecraftian Look
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Menacing Medieval Fantasy Depictions
Menacing Medieval Fantasy Depictions
Artist Lin Bo Renders Badass Knights, Demons and Dragons
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Fantastical Fog Photography
Fantastical Fog Photography
Boguslaw Strempel Captures Magical Misty Landscapes
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Skateboarding Turkeys
Skateboarding Turkeys
Brilliant Fantasy Illustrations From Huey Crowley
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Permeable Pigment Photography
Permeable Pigment Photography
The Design Army Color Consumption Shoot is Infused with Color
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Fabulously Freaky Illustrations
Fabulously Freaky Illustrations
These Lukasz Belcarski Doodles Are Bizarre
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Scintillating Celeb Sites
Scintillating Celeb Sites
The Official Jim Carrey Website is Wierd and Wonderful
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Surrealist Interior Decor Captures
Surrealist Interior Decor Captures
Jean-Pacome Dedieu Captures Surrealist Creations
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Mind-Bending Surrealist Illustrations
Mind-Bending Surrealist Illustrations
Moebius Renders Dizzying and Bizarre Drawings
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Fantastical Sword Swingers
Fantastical Sword Swingers
Katrina Lin Renders Fighters with Katanas and Other Sharp Weapons
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Distorted Fantasy Illustrations
Distorted Fantasy Illustrations
Journey Into the Mind of Artist Tanya Linney
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Enchantingly Hazy Editorials
Enchantingly Hazy Editorials
The How to Spend It December 2012 Issue Toys with Haute Impermanence
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Surrealist Satire Illustrations
Surrealist Satire Illustrations
The Brecht Vandenbroucke Portfolio is Strange and Engrossing
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Encased Fantasy Illustrations
Encased Fantasy Illustrations
Selena Wong Renders Ethereal Scenes Trapped Inside Glass Jars
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Abstract Fantasy Illustrations
Abstract Fantasy Illustrations
Laura Bifano Brings a Wonderful World of Imagination
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Mad Hatter Garden Photoshoots
Mad Hatter Garden Photoshoots
The Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong More is More Editorial Embodies
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Culturally Melded Fantasy Art
Culturally Melded Fantasy Art
Jennifer Hom Paints with a Blend of Eastern & Western Aesthetics
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Unsettling Surrealist Illustrations
Unsettling Surrealist Illustrations
Sabo Eleanor Draws Wacky and Memorable Portraits
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Epic Fantasy Illustrations
Epic Fantasy Illustrations
Patrick Hjelm Artwork Takes Viewers to Dark and Wonderful Places
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Surreal Digitalized Photography
Surreal Digitalized Photography
'Misty Mountains' Contributor Magazine Showcases Futuristic Work
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Woodland Hippie Headpieces
Woodland Hippie Headpieces
The Floral Headbands From Bohemian Love Story are Strikingly Lovely
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Spectacular Surrealist Illustrations
Spectacular Surrealist Illustrations
Vincent Hui Captures Chaos and Chasms in his Drawings
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Cross-Cultural Fantasy Depictions
Cross-Cultural Fantasy Depictions
Jason Engle Renders Mythic Imagery with Different Ethnic Groups
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Dark Fantasy Illustrations
Dark Fantasy Illustrations
The Artwork of Jason Juta Takes a More Morbid Look at Fairytales
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Enchanting Storybook Cosmetics
Enchanting Storybook Cosmetics
The Disney and Sephora Cinderella Makeup is a Wish Come True
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Polychromatic Landscape Paintings
Polychromatic Landscape Paintings
Artist Hyun-Jae Renders Locales with Aurora-Like Colors
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Freaky Fish Female Paintings
Freaky Fish Female Paintings
Mishinsilo Illustrates Surreal Depictions with Aquatic Motifs
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Gothic Fantasy Fashion
Gothic Fantasy Fashion
The Alice Auaa Spring 2013 Collection is Magically Theatrical
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Spooky Surrealist Illustrations
Spooky Surrealist Illustrations
Spunky Zoe Creates Unforgettable and Scary Artwork
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Opulent Porcelain Skin Paintings
Opulent Porcelain Skin Paintings
Melissa Forman Illustrates Fair Females in Fantastical Scenes
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Fantastical Eastern Editorials
Fantastical Eastern Editorials
The ELLE Canada December 2012 Photoshoot is Romantically Exotic
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Social Surrealist Illustrations
Social Surrealist Illustrations
Koren Shadmi Renders Technologically Critical Illustrations
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Fantastically Floral Portraits
Fantastically Floral Portraits
The 'Flowers Renessaince' Imperium Kobiet Editorial Exudes Feminini
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