Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spotlight: Isabel Samaras

Parents- please be warned, some of these images feature nudity.

Do you remember reading about Pop Surrealism? Isabel Samaras is a part of that group. She creates beautiful paintings that combine popular culture with famous artworks. She borrows characters from TV shows like Gilligan's Island, I Dream of Jeannie, and Bewitched. She's so untraditional that she works on wood most of the time. Her first show was an entire series of lunch boxes she painted with erotic scenes between cartoon characters. She was encouraged by Mark Ryden to try oils, and an entire new series of art was born- one that featured subjects with an outdoor scene and a curtain behind them, just like old oil paintings had in their backgrounds.
You can learn more about Isabel Samaras here. You can also visit my post on Pop Surrealism to learn more about this art movement.

1 comment:

  1. I got her book from Borders last year for a steal ($5!) and fell in love with her work! Thanks for sharing!