The Surreal Oil Paintings from Agostino Arrivabene Bend Reality

 - Sep 4, 2013
References: & juxtapoz
Agostino Arrivabene's surreal oil paintings take the viewer on a journey into a fantasy world that manipulates reality. Created entirely through the use of oil on wood, the paintings tend to take on a life of their own through the imaginative themes portrayed.

Arrivabene is a master at blending the fantasy creatures he creates with various sci-fi backdrops that add depth to the images. The Italian artist casts a dark theme to the paintings that tends to mimic a nightmare. The stark highlights that cascade across the canvas do an amazing job at capturing the faux-lighting of each brush stroke. The grungy and organic looking frames that encapsulate the images add an entirely new element to the surreal oil paintings. To be able to create such works of art speaks of the incredible talent that Arrivabene has.