21st Century Surrealist Artists

21st Century Surrealist Artists

Here are the best 21st-century artists changing the landscape of the art world. 

Karol Bak

"He graduated from the Fine Arts High School of Poznań with a degree in Interior Exhibition Arrangement. In 1984, he was admitted to the Graphics Department of the State College of Art (currently the University of Arts in Poznań)." - http://www.karolbak.com/index.php?en_biography,1

Karol Bak Painting

Karol Bak - "Beautiful Woman"

 Annie Stegg

"Annie Stegg has been painting whimsical illustrations from early childhood, through her professional career did not start until 2004 when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art. Her works encompass a wide variety of mediums, including both two and three-dimensional forms.  Specializing in character design and development, her goal is to create unique images that tell a story." -  http://anniestegg.com/about

Annie Stegg Painting

"Halcyon Garden"

Annie Stegg Gerard "Halcyon Garden"

Ali Cavanaugh

"Ali Cavanaugh (American, b. 1973) is an internationally represented fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City, earning a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1995. At the age of 22, she co-founded an atelier  -The New School Academy of Fine Art- in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001." -  http://www.alicavanaugh.com/biography

Ali Cavanaugh Painting


Ali Cavanaugh "afterglow"

David Cheifetz 

"Cheifetz’s builds exotic still lifes around color harmony. There is a mysterious quality to the subjects of his paintings, often illuminated with candlelight. The contrast of ornate detail with abstracted backgrounds create an interesting resonance." - https://davidcheifetz.com/about

David Cheifetz Painting

"Di In Light Air"

David Cheifetz - Di In Light Air

Michael Cheval

"Michael Cheval is the world’s leading contemporary artist, specializing in Absurdist paintings, drawings and portraits. In his definition, “absurdity” is an inverted side or reality, a reverse side of logic. It does not emerge from the dreams of surrealists, or the work of subconsciousness. It is a game of imagination, where all ties are carefully chosen to construct a literary plot. Any one of Cheval’s paintings is a map of his journey into illusion. His work is often metaphorical and requires a sharp eye to decipher the often hidden allusions." - http://chevalfineart.com/inf/bio/

Michael Cheval Painting

"The Silence" 

Michael Cheval "The Silence"

Katie Whipple

"Katie (b. 1991) grew up in central Indiana. After graduating high school, Katie decided to forgo traditional college education and move to New York City to study academic painting at the Grand Central Atelier. She has since been the recipient of many awards, including scholarships from the Grand Central Atelier, the Art Renewal Center, and a purchase award from the Indiana State Museum for their permanent collection." -  https://www.kgwhipple.com/

Katie Whipple Painting

"Peonies For Nona"

Katie Whipple "Peonies For Nona"

Stephen Bauman

"My work focuses on the human figure and I am currently the director of the Anatomy & Ecorché Program at the US branch of The Florence Academy of Art. I have given drawing and painting workshops and demos throughout the United States and Europe including the Long Island Academy of Art in New York, the Art Florida Academy in Miami, and at all three campuses of the Florence Academy of art in Sweden, Italy and America." -https://stephenbaumanartwork.com/pages/about

Stephen Bauman Painting

"Ghost On The Highway"

Stephen Bauman - "ghost on the highway"


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