Artists

  • Jon Beinart - Toddlerpede

    Jon Beinart

    Jon Beinart (Australia) creates “Toddlerpede” sculptures and large intricate drawings with strange recurring themes such as birth, death, deformity, hybridised beasts and human oddities.

  • Christian Rex van Minnen

    Christian Rex van Minnen

    Christian Rex van Minnen’s (United States) classically painted psychedelic portraits, complete with tattooed tumours and meaty foliage, inhabit a thrilling place between the beautiful and the grotesque.

  • Jeremy Geddes

    Jeremy Geddes

    Jeremy Geddes (Australia) is a photo-realistic painter. He is widely known for his series of paintings of weightless cosmonauts in urban settings.

  • Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth’s (United States) atmospheric oil paintings depict scenes of nature fighting back in a world dominated by man.

  • Sam Jinks

    Sam Jinks

    Sam Jinks’s (Australia) hyper-realistic sculptures examine the frailty of the human form and psyche in minute detail and offer a surreal perspective on the nature of his subjects.

  • Dino Valls

    Dino Valls

    Dino Valls (Spain) graduated from medical school in 1982 and decided to devote his life to figurative painting. His background in medicine and surgery is evident in his work.

  • Laurie Lipton

    Laurie Lipton

    Laurie Lipton’s (United States) vast and eerily memorable drawings have been widely recognised for their sublime references to life’s predicaments.

  • Chet Zar

    Chet Zar

    Chet Zar’s (United States) unique world of monsters has influenced those in fields as varied as film, tattooing, music and art academia.

  • Kikyz1313

    Kikyz1313

    Kikyz1313 (Mexico) explores themes of innocence, disease and death in her beautifully detailed paintings and drawings.

  • Chris Mars

    Chris Mars

    Chris Mars (United States) paints nightmarish landscapes with grotesque, distorted figures. His work has been influenced by his older brother’s struggle with schizophrenia.

  • Beau White

    Beau White

    Beau White (Australia) has been illustrating sadistic, grotesque and distastefully humorous images since childhood.

  • Kris Kuksi

    Kris Kuksi

    Kris Kuksi’s (United States) intricate assemblage sculptures evoke a grandeur reminiscent of the Baroque era. He merges a classical aesthetic with satirical commentary of our modern industrial world.

  • Joseph Seigenthaler

    Joseph Seigenthaler

    Joseph Seigenthaler (United States) is best known for his bizarre clay sculptures of imbecilic characters. He has also brought some of his characters to life with computer animation.

  • Chen Wenling

    Chen Wenling

    Chen Wenling (China) was a playful child whose parents were so poor, he had to make his own toys. In a sense his sculptures are grown-up versions of his early creations. Many of his latest works involve pigs, which he finds a perfect metaphor for contemporary people.

  • Lui Liu

    Lui Liu

    Lui Liu (China) fuses elements of Eastern and Western culture in his absurd and beautifully grotesque oil paintings.

  • Santiago Caruso

    Santiago Caruso

    Santiago Caruso (Argentina) is a surreal artist and illustrator who uses symbolism to explore avant-garde concepts.

  • Erik Thor Sandberg

    Erik Thor Sandberg

    Erik Thor Sandberg (United States) uses symbolism to describe human nature and our inherent flaws. The figures in his narrative paintings are often transfixed by self-wrought disaster.

  • Richard Stipl

    Richard Stipl

    Richard Stipl (Czech Republic) breathes a vital and invigorating “life force” into his ghoulish mixed media sculptures.

  • Steven Assael

    Steven Assael

    Steven Assael (United States) is one of the leading American representational painters of his generation. His figurative paintings are both empathic and psychologically penetrating.

  • Lee Price

    Lee Price

    Lee Price (United States) has been painting women and food for over two decades. Her work addresses body image, addiction, and unabating desire.

  • Jason Bard Yarmosky

    Jason Bard Yarmosky

    Jason Bard Yarmosky (United States) captures the intersection of the battered body and the vibrant soul in a series of paintings of his grandparents.

  • Scott G. Brooks

    Scott G. Brooks

    Scott G. Brooks (United States) uses humour and anatomical distortion in his paintings. His work explores social, psychological, and political issues.

  • Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden (United States) is arguably the most influential artist in the Lowbrow (Pop Surrealist) art movement. He blurs the boundaries between high and low art by exploring pop culture themes with Old Master techniques.

  • Travis Louie

    Travis Louie

    Travis Louie (United States) paints formal portraits of chimeric humans, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters. His works are grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times.

  • Johnson Tsang

    Johnson Tsang

    Johnson Tsang (Hong Kong) uses realist sculptural techniques to create his surrealistic ceramic and stainless steel sculptures.

  • Charles Pfahl

    Charles Pfahl

    Charles Pfahl (United States) is known for his eerie allegorical paintings with which he explores life, death, and fleeting childhood memories.

  • Michael Hussar

    Michael Hussar

    Michael Hussar’s (United States) realistic oil paintings and drawings are provocative and often macabre. His style is reminiscent of the Old Masters.

  • Marco Mazzoni

    Marco Mazzoni

    Marco Mazzoni (Italy) blends Italian folklore, medicinal flora and symbolic fauna with mystical femininity in his beautifully rendered coloured pencil drawings.

  • Pamela Wilson

    Pamela Wilson

    Pamela Wilson’s (United States) haunting paintings depict people that are often referred to as lost, odd, mad or eccentric. Often depicted as being beautifully out of alignment with ordinary reality.

  • Matthew J. Levin

    Matthew J. LeVin

    Matthew J. Levin (United States) has been sculpting loathsome, monstrous creatures for many years.

  • Peter Gric

    Peter Gric

    Peter Gric (Austria) uses 3D software to design complex architectural landscapes and surreal organic figures before painting them in traditional mediums.

  • Christopher Ulrich

    Christopher Ulrich

    Christopher Ulrich’s (United States) surreal iconographic images are influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy and the vastness of cosmic reality.

  • Marina Dieul

    Marina Dieul

    Marina Dieul (France) paints young girls with intense gazes. They appear to break free from the canvas with an empowering defiance.

  • Nicola Verlato

    Nicola Verlato

    Nicola Verlato’s (Italy) dramatic allegorical paintings are composed with a remarkable use of perspective, reminiscent of the Renaissance era.

  • Ben Smith

    Ben Smith

    Ben Smith (Australia) has won several art competitions for his figurative paintings, including the Waverley Art Prize and the Odd Nerdrum Self Portrait Competition.

  • Thomas Woodruff

    Thomas Woodruff

    Thomas Woodruff’s (United States) figurative paintings are cross-culturally hybridised, technically tricky, perversely ornate, and more often than not, dark.

  • Jarosław Kukowski

    Jarosław Kukowski

    Jarosław Kukowski (Poland) uses surrealistic iconography to describe human nature in his grotesque paintings of fleshy creatures.

  • Ron English

    Ron English

    Ron English (United States) coined the term POPaganda to describe his satirical paintings, which are a creative melting pot for high and lowbrow cultural icons.

  • Tom Kuebler

    Thomas Kuebler

    Thomas Kuebler (United States) creates strange hyper-realistic sculptures that reflect his fascination with monster movies, circus sideshows and all things bizarre.

  • John Brosio

    John Brosio

    John Brosio (United States) paints people in everyday situations, seemingly unperturbed by the looming presence of massive tornados or surreal gargantuan animals.

  • Greg "Craola" Simkins

    Greg “Craola” Simkins

    Greg “Craola” Simkin’s (United States) paintings are influenced by pop culture, his love for animals, carnival kitsch, graffiti art and (most importantly) his warped imagination.

  • David Stoupakis

    David Stoupakis

    David Stoupakis (United States) paints gothic imagery of innocent children engaging in macabre rituals. His work is reminiscent of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

  • Viktor Safonkin

    Viktor Safonkin

    Viktor Safonkin (Russia) describes his rich allegorical artwork as European classic Surrealism and Symbolism.

  • Kris Lewis

    Kris Lewis

    Kris Lewis’s (United States) reverence for the Old Masters is apparent in his realistic figurative paintings. He uses his work as a vehicle for hidden stories, delicate emotions and a search for truth.

  • John Brophy

    John Brophy

    John Brophy (United States) works out his compositions on a computer before painting them in oils. He uses the techniques of the 15th century Flemish painters.

  • Dan Quintana

    Dan Quintana

    Dan Quintana’s (United States) allegorical oil paintings are influenced by his Catholic upbringing, streamline Los Angeles architecture, hot rods, street art and comics.

  • Jean Labourdette Turf One

    Jean Labourdette aka Turf One

    Jean Labourdette aka Turf One (Canada) is obsessed with carnival sideshows, midgets with dandy facial hair, dead things and vermin-infested theatres.

  • Aleah Chapin

    Aleah Chapin

    Aleah Chapin’s (United States) paintings are focused on a group of women she has known all her life. She captures them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style.

  • David M. Bowers

    David M. Bowers

    David M. Bowers (United States) studied the Masters for many years as he developed his techniques, which include alla prima and multiple layers of paint. His timeless paintings incorporate modern themes and current symbolism.

  • Karl Persson

    Karl Persson

    Karl Perssons’ (Australia) art explores the hidden, yet fundamental elements of the human condition. Eroticism, fear and motifs of death are recurring themes in his work.

  • Vania Zouravliov

    Vania Zouravliov

    Vania Zouravliov (Russia) mixes beauty, brutality, innocence and decadence in his elaborate illustrations. His influences include The Bible, Divine Comedy, Dante‚ North American Indians and early Disney animation.

  • Esao Andrews

    Esao Andrews

    Esao Andrews (United States) blends elements of Surrealism, gothic grotesque and erotica in his colourful figurative paintings.

  • Kevin Llewellyn

    Kevin Llewellyn

    Kevin Llewellyn (United States) paints realistic portraits with dark erotic overtones. He utilises paintings techniques of the 17th century Masters.

  • Korehiko Hino

    Korehiko Hino

    Korehiko Hino (Japan) paints unnerving portraits of child-like androgynous adults with huge expressive eyes that practically scream at the viewer.

  • Dmitry Vorsin

    Dmitry Vorsin

    Dmitry Vorsin (Russia) draws naked metamorphic figures that take form from the depths of his subconscious mind.

  • Ben Howe

    Ben Howe

    Ben Howe (Australia) explores issues of representation, structure, time and consciousness with his work.

  • Caleb Brown

    Caleb Brown

    Caleb Brown (United States) paints allegories that reflect his view of the modern world. He explores important issues such as media culture, genetic engineering and globalisation.

  • Josh Keyes

    Josh Keyes

    Josh Keyes (United States) paints animals in dioramic fantastical situations. His preoccupation with the human impact on nature and climate change is apparent in his work.

  • Brad Kunkle

    Brad Kunkle

    Brad Kunkle’s (United States) dream-like paintings feature peaceful nudes, partially obscured by hundreds of energetically painted leaves.

  • Dariusz Zawadzki

    Dariusz Zawadzki

    Dariusz Zawadzki (Poland) is a self-taught artist whose paintings emerge from dreams and visions. His work ranges from the surreal to the grotesque.

  • Greg Brotherton

    Greg Brotherton

    Greg Brotherton (United States) creates post-industrial dystopian sculptures, using steel, wood, glass, concrete and unusual found objects.

  • Dietmar Gross

    Dietmar Gross

    Dietmar Gross (Germany) creates evocative paintings of nude hybrids, made from a bizarre mixture of human and animal anatomy.

  • Masao Kinoshit

    Masao Kinoshit

    Masao Kinoshit (Japan) creates detailed anatomical models of otherworldly creatures. His bizarre sculptures are influenced by imagery from various mythologies, folklores and religions.

  • Sarah Petruziello

    Sarah Petruziello

    Sarah Petruziello (United States) draws large meticulously rendered self portraits with dramatic poses and visceral symbolism.

  • Ben Tolman

    Ben Tolman

    Ben Tolman’s (United States) imaginative, minutely detailed ink drawings, often combine self-portraiture with bizarre landscapes and anomalous creatures.

  • Sandra Yagi

    Sandra Yagi

    Sandra Yagi’s (United States) paintings are inspired by science, nature, anatomy, weird creatures and her preoccupation with the macabre.

  • Casey Weldon

    Casey Weldon

    Casey Weldon (United States) blends popular culture iconography from past and present. His work induces a sense of nostalgia, humour, melancholy and longing.

  • Eddy Stevens

    Eddy Stevens

    Eddy Stevens’s (Belgium) hyperrealist figurative paintings convey the presence of otherworldly forces.

  • Lucy Hardie

    Lucy Hardie

    Lucy Hardie’s (Australia) meticulously rendered drawings are influenced by Romanticism, Symbolism, fairy tales, nature and integral philosophy.

  • Scott Scheidly

    Scott Scheidly

    Scott Scheidly (United States) attempted his first art project at age four by devouring a packet of crayons and consequently turning his diaper into a Jackson Pollack.

  • Cam De Leon

    Cam De Leon

    Cam de Leon (United States) specialises in dark otherworldly imagery with a touch of the fantastic and surreal. He created some of the band, Tool’s, early artwork.