fantastic art

The imaginarium of Agnes Boulloche

Agnes Boulloche lives in a fantasy world (partially located in Ile de Re) where phantasmagorical creatures tell tales about humanity. Her colorful oil paintings full of elaborate allegorical details recall the Old Masters, while her art comes out as a unique mix of Modern Renaissance, contemporary Surrealism and Symbolism.

Agnes Boulloche, Licorne Rouge, 2005Agnes Boulloche, Licorne Rouge, 2005

Fantastic photographs of Dariusz Klimczak

I spent so many days trying to figure out how Dariusz Klimczak took these splendid photographs. Klimczak definitely charmed me with his surreal artworks, based on perfect compositions, eerie, fascinating characters, fictional sets and accurate technique.

Dariusz Klimczak photographyDariusz Klimczak photography

The marvelous world of Gabriel Pacheco

Gabriel Pacheco is a remarkable Mexican illustrator. He became a published artist after his sister asked him to illustrate a story. Fortunately, Pacheco continued to explore his native talent and created a splendid portfolio of illustrations for children books, poetry volumes and fantastic literature.  

Gabriel Pacheco, The Little MermaidGabriel Pacheco, The Little Mermaid

Kazuhiko Nakamura's 3D mechanical portraits

It was ten years ago when visionary Kazuhiko Nakamura began to work as a 3D digital artist, a decision that got him important awards in this art branch such as CG Choice Awards (2009), Animago (2006 - Rank 1), Museum of Digital Arts - Surrealism today Award (2nd Place). His works has been exhibited at Festival international des Arts visionnaires CHIMERIA in 2010 and used as cover image for books and music CDs.

Kazuhiko Nakamura, TriceratopsKazuhiko Nakamura, Triceratops

Nastplas: when pixels turn to dreams

Ever since I began studying photography, I fell in love with the art of photo manipulation for the way it pushes the limits of my imagination. But instead of trying to understand the technical process, I prefer “diving” into the story, admiring the beauty of the artwork I lay my eyes on. When I first saw Nastplas designs, I had mixed feelings; I was overwhelmed by the multitude of ideas and sensations that came out of those artworks, as in front of an open soul. They look like dreams unraveled in front of my eyes.

Nastplas, Aria Desktopography, 2010Nastplas, Aria Desktopography, 2010

Artist submission: Ash Lethal

Ashleigh Fedo from Ash Lethal likes our modern art blog and we couldn’t be more honored to feature the works of this young American artist. Born in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, Ashleigh is a self-taught illustrator with a keen interest in music and a big love for animals (she is a SPCA volunteer). She began her artist career in April 2007 and since then she added in her portfolio notable group and solo art shows around Atlanta and at the Hive Gallery in L.A. as well as great artwork for music album covers, band t-shirts prints, advertising logos and other design projects.

Ash Lethal, The DaliaAsh Lethal, The Dalia

Monster trance

Before imagining cute and funny monsters, Shane Devries worked for Showpony Advertising agency, in Adelaide, Australia. This 26 year old artist was as an illustrator, did storyboards, magazine ads, postcards and posters, but ended his job in order to develop his career as a painter. His artworks are absolutely beautiful.

Shane Devries, Mother and ChildShane Devries, Mother and Child

Dienzo's cute & creepy adolescents

I find Rick "Dienzo" Blanco's characters are delightfully charming. Creepy & Cute is what defines Dienzo's style in fine art, this American artist being inspired in creating his acrylic characters by his work for Disney, Mattel and Cartoon Network. His dark and odd young things are meant to intrigue and cause anxiety, also suggesting that we all have a darker side coming to the surface when we are expecting the least.

Dienzo, Bella RegrettingDienzo, Bella Regretting

Sylvia Ji and her sad fairies

Sylvia Ji constantly surprises us with her beautiful paintings. Focusing especially on feminine figures (perhaps her own alter-egos), Sylvia explores beauty, sensuality, social notions in provocative captivating artworks. Some of her heroines are, as I said before, symbolic reflections of her, others are fictional figures, juxtaposed with mystical landscapes, all bursting into passion and decay.

Sylvia Ji, Worm WoodSylvia Ji, Worm Wood

Among dreams and monster tales

Dan May's gentle, furry monsters have always maintained a level of humanity. And, surprisingly or not, May's recent collection, called "Into the wild" expands this humanity into a deeper emotional level. Living in Jacksonville, FL, Dan May has exhibited his haunting surreal visions in galleries throughout the US and abroad.

Dan May, Curious Dreamers Wander Thy SolitudeDan May, Curious Dreamers Wander Thy Solitude

Passionate about painting and life itself

Melissa Moss has a very interesting tale. In the past she worked in publishing, but a full-time job in that field didn't exactly trill her. Every day she felt more depressed for having to go over and over again to that job she didn't feel comfortable with. So one day she followed her husband's advice and quitted that job. And guess what? Afterwards, she founded her true passion in painting!

Melissa Moss, Too HappyMelissa Moss, Too Happy

True passion for fairytales

Michelle "Mia" Araujo is only 24 years old and has already astonished critics with her acrylic on wood paintings. Born in Los Angeles, Mia graduated Otis College of Art & Design and her works are being submitted in well-known art shows and galleries including Roq la Rue, Ad Hoc Art or Corey Helford Gallery. She also has a twin sister which is both her harshest critic and closest friend.

Mia Araujo, PersephoneMia Araujo, Persephone

The magical world of sheepies and misos

If you're wondering what is Miso's art all about, I will tell you that her imagination is fascinated and stirred by ecocatastrophe, biology and evolution. Her strange creatures, subjects of her paintings, graphite artworks, ink drawings and sculptures, may be considered part of a new species, living here on Earth after an imminent catastrophe.

Miso, Teardrop 2Miso, Teardrop 2

Fairy tales from Nicoletta Ceccoli

It's a true wonderland that Nicoletta Ceccoli depicts through her illustrations. Odd dollish princesses, grim little beasts or tiny magical pet friends they all have a part in Italian artist's acrylic on paper artworks.

Nicoletta Ceccoli illustrationNicoletta Ceccoli - The princess and the prey