Artists

  • Jon Beinart

    Jon Beinart

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kikyz1313

    Kikyz1313

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Madeline von Foerster

    Madeline von Foerster

    Madeline von Foerster (United States) uses the mixed technique of the Flemish Renaissance Masters’. Her work explores current issues such as deforestation, endangered species and war.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • André Martins de Barros

    André Martins de Barros

    André Martins de Barros (France) explores a broad range of themes from nature and beauty to apocalyptic visions with his fantastic trompe-l’oeil paintings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Héctor Javier Ramírez

    Héctor Javier Ramírez

    Héctor Javier Ramírez (Mexico) is searching for answers to some of the oldest philosophical questions with his dark symbolic art.

  • Rodney Wood

    Rodney Wood

    Rodney Wood’s (United States) dark metaphorical paintings are imbued with a sense of beauty, spirituality, mystery and complexity.

  • Paul Booth

    Paul Booth

    Paul Booth (United States) is an celebrated tattoo artist and gallery owner. Over the years he has also found the time to explore the demons in his head with a series of gruesome oil paintings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lucy Hardie

    Lucy Hardie

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

  • Agostino Arrivabene

    Agostino Arrivabene

    Agostino Arrivabene’s (Italy) bizarre paintings capture suspended moments in time. His work collectively forms a “wunderkammern” or “cabinet of curiosities.”

  • Saturno Buttò

    Saturno Buttò

    Saturno Buttò (Italy) paints transgressive religious rituals with erotic and fetishistic overtones..

  • Tristan Schane

    Tristan Schane

    Tristan Schane (United States) began his arts career as a Surrealist painter before moving on to paint and sculpt in a unique style that he refers to as Subversive Realism.

  • Jessica Joslin

    Jessica Joslin

    Jessica Joslin (United States) has built a menagerie of creatures out of brass and bone. She is an unabashed science nerd, antique hardware fetishist and power tool connoisseur.

  • Sarina Brewer

    Sarina Brewer

    Sarina Brewer’s (United States) childhood preoccupations with mythology, anomalies of nature, and funerary rituals have all contributed towards her unique approach to taxidermy art.

  • Alex Grey

    Alex Grey

    Alex Grey (United States) is the most famous and influential artist in the Visionary Art movement. His work has been featured on a number of album covers for Tool (the band).

  • David R. Choquette

    David R. Choquette

    David R. Choquette (Canada) blurs the line between ugliness and beauty in his outlandish figurative paintings.

  • Jana Brike

    Jana Brike

    Jana Brike’s (Latvia) paintings are inspired by folklore, fairy tales, children’s book illustrations, imaginative Soviet animated films, classical paintings and most of all, life.

  • Jeff Christensen

    Jeff Christensen

    Jeff Christensen (United States) explores societal issues such as inequality, corruption, superstition and religion with his dark farcical paintings.

  • Shawn Barber

    Shawn Barber

    Shawn Barber (United States) documents contemporary tattoo culture with his paintings. He balances meticulous detail with loose energetic brush strokes in his renditions.

  • Matt. R. Martin

    Matt. R. Martin

    Matt R. Martin’s (Australia) realistic figurative paintings are influenced by his passion for film, the representational and the surreal.

  • Ville Löppönen

    Ville Löppönen

    Ville Löppönen (Finland) likens his painting process to the spiritual practice of ascetic monks. His dark theological paintings reveal the true nature of his soul.

  • Rodrigo Cifuentes

    Rodrigo Cifuentes

    Rodrigo Cifuentes (Mexico) analyses the dichotomy of the Latin American myth and the American dream in his work.

  • Kate MacDowell

    Kate MacDowell

    Kate MacDowell (United States) explores environmental themes such as climate change, GM crops, pollution and our dying ecosystem with her hand made porcelain sculptures.

  • Stephanie Henderson

    Stephanie Henderson

    Stephanie Henderson (United States) uses symbolism to convey multiple layers of meaning in her paintings, with intimate and philosophical implications.

  • Fred Einaudi

    Fred Einaudi

    Fred Einaudi (United States) juxtaposes the innocence of childhood with fear and mortality in his paintings. His work is often imbued with a sense of irony.

  • Joshua Suda

    Joshua Suda

    Joshua Suda’s (United States) astonishingly photorealistic paintings feature subjects breaking through the canvas surface, as if they’re trying to make contact with the audience.

  • Chris Peters

    Chris Peters

    Chris Peters (United States) draws inspiration from Catholic religious paintings and the classic symbolism of Vanitas’ still life paintings.

  • Mike Worrall

    Mike Worrall

    Mike Worrall’s (England) enigmatic, dreamlike paintings are often inspired by historical themes. His work is also influenced by his experience working in the film industry.

  • Paul Rumsey

    Paul Rumsey

    Paul Rumsey (England) works in the tradition of Grotesque Art, from Bruegel and Archimboldo to Goya. He uses disturbing and ambiguous metaphorical imagery to describe the world we live in.

  • Richard A. Moore III

    Richard A. Moore III

    Richard A. Moore III (United States) creates classically styled sculptures with a contemporary surrealist twist.

  • H.R. Giger

    H. R. Giger

    H. R. Giger (Switzerland) is famous for his Biomechanical artwork as well as the terrifying life forms and otherworldly environments he designed for the classic film, ALIEN.

  • Ray Caesar

    Ray Caesar

    Ray Caesar’s (Canada) bizarre digital artworks look as though they have been painted in oils. His hallucinatory images of young pale women are classically opulent and strangely subversive.

  • Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

    Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

    Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen’s (Norway) atmospheric paintings of delicate floating figures are infused with dark themes such as existentialism, nihilism, longing and loneliness.

  • José Luis López Galván

    José Luis López Galván

    José Luis López Galván (Mexico) uses symbolism and anthropomorphism to explore themes such as death, fear and hypocrisy in his figurative paintings.

  • Eric Fortune

    Eric Fortune

    Eric Fortune (United States) uses emotionally complex metaphors in his lyrical, haunting, yet poignant paintings.

  • Claude Verlinde

    Claude Verlinde

    Claude Verlinde (France) creates strange dreamlike paintings in the tradition of Fantastic Realism or Magic Realism.

  • Heidi Taillefer

    Heidi Taillefer

    Heidi Taillefer’s (Canada) bizarrely detailed paintings are influenced by classical figurative art, Surrealism, mythology, Romanticism and science fiction.

  • Eric White

    Eric White

    Eric White’s (United States) nostalgic paintings reveal distorted cinematic imagery through a psychedelic lens.

  • De Es Schwertberger

    De Es Schwertberger

    De Es Schwertberger (Austria) is best known for his Stone Period, in which he painted figures and objects made from cracked stone.

  • Ernst Fuchs

    Ernst Fuchs

    Ernst Fuchs (Austria) co-founded the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. He revived the Mischtechnik (mixed technique) by using egg tempera, oils and resin to achieve a layered jewel-like effect in his paintings.

  • Robert Williams

    Robert Williams

    Robert Williams (United States) is a celebrated painter and underground comic artist. He founded Juxtapoz Magazine and popularised the term “Lowbrow” in 1979 with the release of his ground breaking book “The Lowbrow Art of Robt Williams.”

  • Brendan Danielsson

    Brendan Danielsson

    Brendan Danielsson (United States) accentuates every pimple and wiry strand of pubic hair in his hilariously grotesque portraits.

  • Rory Coyne

    Rory Coyne

    Rory Coyne (United States) creates allegorical realist paintings with tattooed therianthropic, or zoomorphic nudes. The symbolism in his work stems from personal experiences.

  • Hannah Faith Yata

    Hannah Faith Yata

    Hannah Faith Yata (United States) likens the objectification of women to the destruction of the environment by depicting mother nature as sexual object in her metaphorical paintings.

  • Iris Schieferstein

    Iris Schieferstein

    Iris Schieferstein (Germany) is a taxidermy artist and fashion designer. She is best known for her controversial shoes made from horse hooves, guns, stuffed doves and snake bodies.