Artist of the day 2/14/12 : Dark Art day 2 : George Grie


Artist of the day 2/14/12 : Dark Art day 2 : George Grie

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

Grie was born May 14, 1962, in the USSR during the soviet regime. He is a Russian-Canadian 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

George Grie Wikipedia at


About artfulhelix

I'm a mother to three beautiful boys, 8 years, 2 years, and 1 year old, all there birthdays in April with mine (very busy month). I am a wife to a wonderful man who supports every thing I want to do. I have 10 piercings and 11 tattoos, more tattoos coming soon. I am an artist, painting, tattooing, sculpting (haven't done that for a long time), poetry, and a few small crafts. As an artist I felt writing was the next logical step for me. I am enjoying every minute of it, writing, blogging (never thought I would blog), and critiquing. I not only want to talk about my book and the writing proses, but art in general in my blog. I would like to share a poem I wrote a few years ago, but is so me. I came up with it when a very old woman came up to me on the side walk and said " Do you know you are going to hell?" laughing a little inside I said "No, why am I going to hell?" "Because you have desecrated the lords temple with all your piercings and tattoos!" She looks so serious when she said this. I said "I'm not desecrating, I'm decorating!" well that made her mad of course, and she stomped off. later I wrote this: You look at me that way in disgust and disdain I’m pierced and tattooed I must be insane But who are you to judge when you kneel down and pray Just because our beliefs are not the same We are not so different you and I for we are all the same when we die This is nothing against religion, merely about judgment in general. Can't wait to share more of what I love and who I am.

4 responses »

  1. This is a new artist for me. I like the winter scene with the forest behind the castle gate the most. It’s like you know there must have been something there for there to be a gate, but then it’s just forest, so it lets you form your own story of what happened.

    • That was one of my favorites to. Grie seems to really like snow and ice, a lot of the photos I found included winter. Today was also the first time I became familiar with him as well. Thank you for commenting.

    • I am glad you liked it so much. I checked out the link, very interesting work. I love the big wall with all the people forming tunals, awesome! I am going to do a little research and find out more about him. Thanks Kyle!

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