Over the years we have followed Nathan Spoor’s fantastic work with relish. We had to revisit and share some highlights from his personal series of ongoing works entitled ‘The Intimate Parade’, an open ended series begun in 2002. These are beautifully dreamy, and symbolic works – enveloping the classic surrealist style within a modern intimate context.
Art On The Web
It’s not often that I go to a Tumblr site and just can’t pull away. However, the well curated site - The Villa of Ormen - did just that, pulled me in for an extended darkly fantastic voyage. If you like otherworldly, surreal, mysterious imagery with haunted overtones, this is the bomb. Bits of words of wisdom, philosophical quotes and symbolism also sprinkle this site, in between the stunningly gorgeous images.
The Ukrainian street artist duo – Interesni Kazki – have been painting together for over 15 years and have painted all over the world, originally starting in Eastern Europe. Individually, they are – Aleksei Bordusov and Vladimir Manzhos – whom also go by their respective aliases AEC and WAONE. Their beautiful acrylic murals are full of brilliant colors and life, often embracing regional local cultures and spirits.
Andrea Kowch, An Eclectix Artist Interview
There is a beautiful and surreal haunting quality to Andrea’s resplendent imagery, with an overall ambiance of frozen moments in time. Magical female personas share sisterly relationships confronting the viewer, and dominating stark landscapes. Feasts are prepared from farmed abundance while ominous birds flock and insects alight. Clouds of wild hair fly askew in a contrary wind and fields of wheat bow under pressures.
Exhibit Preview: Jon Jaylo, As the Moon Draws Water
Jon Jaylo is a fantastic Filipino artist, with a contemporary yet classic old school surrealist style. His dreamy worlds, often floating and monumental – are inspired by every day life, pop culture, poetry and literature.
Mark Garro, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Mark Garro’s fantastic work is a mystical trip into worlds within worlds, luminous narrative paintings of wonder and beauty. Swirling with mythic symbolism, religious icons and the beauty of our natural environment – they tackle grandiose themes set in a surreal cosmos. His detailed works are large multilayered extravaganzas, overflowing with the push and pull between humanity and its own destruction and the struggles within our individual fragile psyches.