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You! Be Inspired! – Beauty and Surrealism: 20 Images of Lowbrow and Macabre Artwork

by . July 24th, 2012

Surrealism has been kept alive and kicking by various artists – from Audrey Kawasaki and Aya Kato, to the fellas who maintain and publish the Juxtapoz Magazine. We normally see Surrealism through the eyes of different Lowbrow artists, and they provide the quite-needed Cute x Weird x Activism during our time. Amidst the cuteness and colorful expositions by different Lowbrow artists, we tend to forget the darker and equally beautiful side of Surrealism – the macabre and grotesque side of art and design.
There are some things that are too macabre yet look so beautiful. We’re not into anything specific here; we just found an interesting page on Facebook that caters exactly to that. If you haven’t stumbled upon The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque gallery on Facebook, it’s about time you got your fair share of the weird and the beautiful:
Antonio Santin

Anontio Santin via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Bradly Wright

Bradly Wright 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Bradly Wright 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Fred Einaudi

Fred Einaudi 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Fred Einaudi 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Brian Despain

Brian Despain 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Brian Despain 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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David Hochbaum

David Hochbaum 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

David Hochbaum 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Corinne Reid

Corinne Reid 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Corinne Reid 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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John Brophy

John Brophy 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

John Brophy 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Chavetta Lepipe

Chavetta Lepipe 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Chavetta Lepipe 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Esao Andrews

Esao Andrews 01 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

Esao Andrews 02 via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Kyle Bastian

Kyle Bastian via YouTheDesigner.com
 

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Three out of the six members of our team love this type of work, I can’t blame them — these are truly remarkable pieces of art. While not everyone can appreciate this kind of art, there are a few people who’d want to have poster prints of surreal artwork hanging on their walls.

If you’re a big fan of either Surrealism or Lowbrow art, let us know and share with us your favorite artist and their work through the comments section. Make sure to watch out for more You! Be Inspired! articles this week!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Procrastinator Extraordinaire. Hopes to become a professor someday, somewhere. An avid fan of music, film, and books. Sidelines as a creative adviser for friends and friends of friends. Hopes to win an award through a film, which up until now is still in his head.

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