Surrealism is one of my favorite artistic movements, there’s something about the juxtaposition of reality and the bizarre that creates this dynamic, visual dream world. It may jar you at first with its provocative concepts, but then when you stop to think about it, it seems to take you out of your own reality for that moment and projects you into an alternate one.

I like all things strange and I like all things humorous so I was happy to discover this awesome combination when I was bingeing on clips of The Eric Andre Show on YouTube. Be warned, if you haven’t heard about the show, it’s not for the faint of heart. To give you a clue as to what you're in for, it's on the Adult Swim channel and under Tim and Eric’s company. It’s quite polarizing, some people love it or hate it but I found the more I watched, the more I couldn’t get enough of it and wanted to know more - much like surrealist art. 

Something that has also been catching my eye in terms of modern day surrealism is ironically these vintage stock art that has been reimagined utilizing collage techniques to create this visual dream state. Below, are some of my favorite new vintage surrealists that I have come across.

Free Falling   by Trash Riot

Free Falling by Trash Riot

Follow Me  by Frank Moth

Follow Me by Frank Moth

Ula Space   by Mariano Peccinetti

Ula Space by Mariano Peccinetti

Escape Route   by Beth Hoeckel

Escape Route by Beth Hoeckel

New Year, New Beginnings

I hope you've had a great start to the New Year! To say 2012 was a year of challenge is a large understatement. While I can't truly complain as I am and have definitely been blessed in a lot of areas - I am looking forward to this new year and (knock on wood) it is turning out to be looking up already. 

2013 will definitely be a year I will be taking action on turning my dreams into realities. Taking my greatest lesson from last year - that if you let go and be open to it, even just a little, the universe will grant you your deepest desires. 

To tie in the picture above and the theme of this post I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

image via HubbleSite