This recent acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is by the late Remedios Varo (1908-1963), a surrealist worth knowing. Raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist engineer father, these two forces — the spiritual and scientific — heavily influenced Varo’s artistic career.
This interpretation of “Desire” is from the massive portfolio of Toronto surrealist Ray Caesar, a renowned digital artist who spent part of his working life (1980-1997) in the Art and Photography Department of The Hospital For Sick Children.
The art museum where Patricia Piccinini’s peculiar world is on exhibition says the Australian artist’s hyper-realistic sculptures are magical, alluring, disturbing and bizarre. No question there.
It’s no surprise German digital artist, art director and photographer Robert Jahns has 1 million followers on Instagram. His surreal photo manipulated images are often works of art. His Instagram (nois7) here. Website here.
Haunting and surreal, Matthew Borrett’s Hypnagogia at the Red Head Gallery shows Toronto in a decaying, parallel universe.