by Kerby Rosanes . February 23rd, 2013
It was in early 1920’s when the art of Surrealism began as a cultural movement which is best known as visual artworks that feature the elements of surprise, combined random objects and unexpected juxtaposition. Aside from visual art, this cultural movement encompasses various fields which include music, literature, film, poetry and sculpture.
Modern surrealism in visual form are now widely used not just in traditional paintings but as well as in digital illustration, web design and photography. Surreal artists are very much interested with the subconscious; dreams and hallucinations that play in their minds and as a way of expressing emotions. This form of art are oftentimes dreamy or gritty; can be optimistic and sometimes depressing.
To further explore the complex world of surrealism, we here at You The Designer will showcase the best works in this field to refuel your creative inspiration every Saturday of the week. And for our very first Surreal Saturday feature, we bring you the dreamy illustrations of New York based illustrator from Hong Kong – Victo Ngai.
Victo Ngai graduated from Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Illustration and have worked for various clients like The New Yorker, The New York Times, Leo Burnett, McDonald’s, Adidas Hong Kong, Bank Simple, Tor Books and more. Her works are characterized by surreal atmosphere composed of various elements oftentimes we see on dreams like childhood memories, unusual creatures and playful environments.
Grooming Day, Plansponsor Magazine | SPECTRUM 19 selected.
Be Prepared, Plansponsor Magazine
Namazu, RISD xyz
CW Cover – Cobol Braindrain
We were there , tracking young Russian homeless
Ukrainian Black Soil, Diplomat Magazine
Emerge, Plansponsor EUROPE
Transferring Risk, Plansponsor EUROPE
Check out more awesome illustrations in her Behance portfolio or visit her official website for more info. Want to be featured on our next Surreal Saturday post? Drop a link to your portfolio or suggest a creative by leaving a message in the comment box below.
Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.