So first happy valentines day every one! Today is my second installment of dark art week on my blog ArtfulHelix. I enjoyed learning about this innovative artist after stumbling upon a website with a page on his art. As the page had little information on Grie I decided to do some research my self. I knew after reading for a short time that he was perfect for today’s blog. Below you will find a mix of information I found on Grie, from both his Bio and Wikipedia. At the bottom of this post before the photos you can find links to both. The photos are a few of the ones I liked best.
If you have a Dark Artist you would like to see in the instalment this week let me know, I’d be happy to check them out.
George Grie Dark artist
As one of the first digital artists Grie is known for numerous 3D, 2D, and matte painting images. He did not adopt the conventional and politically correct socialist realism art style. He graduated from the state university in 1985 with a BA (Honours) Degree in Fine Arts and Applied Design education
Grie’s artistic style has been heavily influenced by famous surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dalí, fantastic realists Zdzisław Beksiński and Wojciech Siudmak, and surreal photo manipulation artist Jerry Uelsmann. His neo-surrealist artwork is a combination of classic surrealist symbolism with modern fantasy, gothic, and visionary art tendencies.
The artist’s digital neo-surrealistic artworks are an extraordinary visual record of his conceptual thoughts, philosophic views, fantasies, and dreams. Often journeying into the subconscious, Grie’s photo-realistic artwork shows a magical, playful, and dream-like world laced with detail. Supernatural illusions, mystic romanticism, spiritual magic and gothic overtones are all intertwined in his virtual world. The end result on the viewer’s side is not always comfortable or conventional: there is a great deal of tension and alienation, yet not without an underlying tranquility, in the strange events taking place in the landscape of his imagination.
George Grie Biography at http://neosurrealismart.com/modern-art-prints/?biography/
George Grie Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Grie