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Illustrator and graphic designer Andrew Zonzini from Italy (known as perrycolante on Instagram) creates very simple, unique and colorful images. His photographs often include comic book style illustrations making his followers think details were photoshoped afterwards. Zonzini’s hyper-realistic art already attracted more than 55K followers to his Instagram account. “I am a graphic designer and an illustrator, so when I think about the composition of each of my pictures, I try to use graphical elements designed by myself, playing a lot with colors and simplicity. Many people think that the illustrations are added afterwards on the computer, but that is not what I…
Lila Jang is a young sculptor, originally from Seoul, South Korea, now living in Paris, France. Inspired by the small size of her apartment, she creates 18th century furniture with some playful adjustments. Jang’s tables, chairs and desks look fun and alive. Even though their functional side is weak, furniture look like it came out of a whimsical fantasy. “My work represents who and where we are as human beings: in the midpoint of that constant struggle between reality and the ideal.” - says Jang.
Surreal photo manipulations by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak are dreamy and odd. Monochrome style picked by artist enhances the power of the composite images. They feel like illustrations to a fantasy story or shots from a mysterious movie. “I prefer square frames and black and white pictures but I don’t shun colors. In my photo-manipulative works I seek mood, joke, and universal symbols which can make the viewer contemplate or laugh.” - says Klimczak.
Space enthusiast Ron Miller wondered what if other planet’s replaced moon? He turned his curiousity into a surreal series of retouched images where the moon is replaced by one of the other seven planets. Miller left the real distance from the Earth to the moon (around 240,000 miles) and kept the chemical makeup and lustrous color of each planet. “We’re pretending, of course, that Venus would still have the same atmospheric conditions if it were in essentially the same orbit as the Earth.” – says Miller about gaseous planet Venus Great perspective on imagening how large other planets are compared to the moon. Moon…
Joel Robison, photographer from Cranbrook, British Columbia in Canada, creates whimsical photos, turning the reality into dreamy and unique fairytale. His work is full of optimism and inspiration. With just a slight touch of Photoshop another surreal world is born. Each image has its own story, making you want to grab a cup of tea and enjoy it slowly.
Romanian artist Caras Ionut, creates surreal world blending everyday reality with dreams. Compositions, full of dull lights and tones, brings a viewer into his strange imagination, which easily could be illustrations to a story book. Ionut about his work: “Most people when considering dreams would think of good positive dreams, and I like to think I capture that in my work. I also seem to visit the darker side of what people may see in dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not quite understand or [from which one] may feel alone”….
Massachusetts-based photographer Zev ” fiddle oak“, has already been taking photographs for 6 years, since he was 8! The -now- 14 years old photographer, has a portfolio that exhibits skills beyond his years. His latest creation is a series of photo-manipulated images of a surreal miniature world, with him being the star of the scenes. Many of the images are a collaboration with Zev’s 18-year-old sister Nellie who helps with concepts and setup but all of the shooting and editing is done by Zev. This is a talent that definitely deserves attention! SEE ALSO: Cardboard Cities by Andy Rudak [Via Colossal]
Li Wei, Beijing based contemporary artist, is always depicted as a master of gravity-defying illusions. He wasn’t interested to stick only to photography but mixing it with performances to come up with unique art work. According to Wei’s statement he doesn’t use any Photoshop or other computer montage or tweaking. His creations come out only with the usage of mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. Some of the breathtaking productions were published as cover pages of many magazines and Li Wei himself was recognized as one of the “The world’s most creative 31 photographers“ by American Getty in 2006.
Ran Ortner, 52 year old New York-based artist, found his vocation in implementing his love to surfing and sea through Canvas Oil Paintings. He started to surf on beaches of California when he was 18, he kept his hobby throughout his life, and the emotions from the sea kept appearing in his work. “In my art, I contemplate the collision of opposites, from tender brutalities to the devastating sensitivities. Every day I enter my studio, prepare my materials and, as James Joyce said, “go for the millionth time to encounter the reality of the experience.” I attempt through painting to sustain my encounter with life’s biting…
Malaysian visual artist & graphic designer Tang Yau Hoong is a master of negative space art, he successfully attempts to tell a story through his illustrations. The technique in negative space artwork focuses on using the empty spaces around the subject of an image, a concept that’s used in all forms of artwork including photography and logo design. An artist can form two separate messages out of a single artwork. The first meaning is in the subject of the image while the other evolves out of the negative space. Here are 20 of Hoong’s best work + 2 Bonus images: