Josh Keyes has an animal painting gallery of some of the most bizarre art I have yet discovered! His trademark is to place animals in a unique environments where the unreal happens, painting them as though the canvas is some sort of cube, cyllinder or other three dimensional geometric shape. When I first found his work online, I thought they were animal sculptures until I took a closer look (which I highly recommend).
Much of Keyes' animal artwork includes outlandish scenes from Keyes' "personal mythology," illustrated concerns for Earth's future, and/or references to recent events. Here are some of the animal images portraying reference I recognized;
Keyes animal gallery is absolutely loaded with animal images! Many of the ones selected for this article alone are singular parts of fantastic series' (like the treadmill image below). Keyes, originally from Tacoma, Washington, currently works in Portland, Oregon. He went to the Chicago Institute of Art and received his MFA from Yale. His animal art is on display until December 1st at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
If you are a fan of Josh Keyes surreal animals, check out previously featured artists Jacub Gagnon, Kodriak, Redek Ossowski and Corine Perrier! Show Keyes some love on Facebook, Twitter or Pintrest and comment below!
Images used with artist permission.