Clean, clear and delicate from Zhang Xiaobai. Mixing together the female form, nature and tattoos. Not a million miles away from Brian Viveros with his Spanish inspired women.
Japanese Surrealism can take on many interesting and detailed forms, for example Yosuke Ueno. Ueno creates almost fairy tale characters surrounded by magic and colour. Included in his work are often symbols and hidden references. Interestingly however Ueno says that when he starts to create an image he likes to let it evolve without a fixed idea of where the piece is going. Suggesting that the symbolism comes to him as he sees the image take form, growing and developing meaning as it does so.
I’ve been finding quite a lot of quality art on my travels around the internet and the real world, it’s a bit of job keeping it all recorded and set up. Annie Owens stood out for the strong personalities she managed to put into her characters, set amongst often grim situations.