Thursday, June 9, 2011

Art : Pop Surrealism

I am not creepy i swear...
                                            Blythe doll is an example of Pop Surrealism
                                       ( its amazing what collectors do with these dolls )

Did you ever like something not knowing the name of it . Without knowing it I've been a fan of lowbrow art since I was a kid. Perhaps even you are a fan of this genre as well. Tim Burton's work to me would fit into the pop surrealism genre. My favorite artist of the pop surrealist genre is Margaret Keene. She is famous for her big eyes paintings. Her paintings went on to inspire the hot collectible doll the Blythe. You most likely have seen her work .

Lowbrow, or lowbrow art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. Lowbrow is a widespread populist art movement with origins in the underground comix world, punk music, hot-rod street culture, and other subcultures. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor - sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it is a sarcastic comment ( via Wikipedia) Most lowbrow artworks are paintings, but there are also toys, digital art, and sculpture

I dont feel so bad when the artist in that last youtube didn't even know what Pop Ssurrealism is . In any token I love it wanted to give you a little taste of it . Now that you know what the genre is called . You will most likely see it everywhere .

So what is your favorite pop surrealism painting, artist, etc ?