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This Is Not A Pet - Surreal Animal Art Of Jacub Gagnon

I have found my dog in some strange situations, but not quite like this!

Draining by Gagnon: Draining by Gagnon Polar Bears on Ice in a Polar Bear TubDraining by Gagnon: Draining by Gagnon Polar Bears on Ice in a Polar Bear Tub  

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!

 

Storming the Castle by Gagnon: Storming the Castle painted by Jacub GagnonStorming the Castle by Gagnon: Storming the Castle painted by Jacub Gagnon    Keeper of the Keys by Gagnon: A real song bird painted by Jacub GagnonKeeper of the Keys by Gagnon: A real song bird painted by Jacub Gagnon 

 "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. 

 Tablewear by Gagnon: A crazy animal tea party painted by Jacub GagnonTablewear by Gagnon: A crazy animal tea party painted by Jacub Gagnon     Cute as Mutton by Gagnon: A wooly sheep as drawn by Jacub GagnonCute as Mutton by Gagnon: A wooly sheep as drawn by Jacub Gagnon    Can-munication by Gagnon: A bird and fish sharing music painted by GagnonCan-munication by Gagnon: A bird and fish sharing music painted by Gagnon

 

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. 

Julio Baloo Mamalu
Amazing Animal Art Blogger
PetsLady.com

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Oct 11, 2012
by Anonymous
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My favorite would be either

My favorite would be either Storming the Castle, or the Keeper of the Keys.

Oct 11, 2012
by Anonymous
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Draning is my

Draning is my favourite....jacub is a oneof a kind artist. This is a great piece on him

Dec 2, 2012
by Anonymous
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Love them all. Amazing

Love them all. Amazing artist.

Dec 2, 2012
by Anonymous
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so creative

so creative

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