I have found my dog in some strange situations, but not quite like this!
Based out of Toronto, artist Jacub Gagnon frequently uses animals as a part of his surreal and breathtaking art studies. Gagnon creates paintings that, "question and entertain the discussion of connectivity." His animal art explores the relationship of a variety of animals to objects that are unlikely to be with them (or a part of them!) in nature. To over-simplify the philosphy behind surrealism, it is a study of
unique relationships or unrelated objects or concepts. Obviously a common theme is
nature, out of place. When animals come into the
picture (pardon the pun), a new dynamic takes place. "Surreal animal
art" or "animal surrealism" adds a whole new element. Salvador Dali, who
often used animal skulls or barren landscapes in his paintings. Jacub Gagnon's animal art takes on a life of its own!
"Within the stage that is my canvas, I present animals and objects in bizarre manners, placing them in scenes that oppose Practicality. My paintings become a space in which nature because unnatural, bordering surreal." -a quote from Jacub Gagnon's personal website. Gagnon uses small brushes, and paints with meticulous accuracy.
You can follow his Art by Jacub Gagnon page on facebook like I did. Get it? "Like" I did. Oh never mind. Leave a comment to let me know your favorites! Or find more surreal animal art from Gagnon at his website and post your favorite in the comment box below.
Animal art images used with artist's permission.