Here are some very interesting and surreal works from Bulgarian artist Lyubomir Serge Sofia (I'm sorry if I am mis-representing this artist's name, but I'm getting the information from a translation of Serbian.) He creates some very stylized imagery which force you to come up with a story to match the picture. Any piece that can do that is well worth noting.
If you ever lose faith in humanity's capacity for creativity and talent, just remember there are people like Chan Hwee Chong in the world. He was commissioned by Faber Castell to recreate famous paintings, and boy did he ever. Each of these portraits is created using just a single line that spirals outwards from the center. Amazing!
Just when you thought you've seen every method for creating paintings, another Amy Shackleton comes along. Amy creates these psychodelic paintings without a paintbrush.The great lines and forms of her paintings are created by applying paint with squeeze bottles, and allowing gravity to do the work. Check out the video below for a cool demonstration.
Taken by themselves, the steel wire sculptures of Larry Kagan appear to be abstract creations. Under carefully positioned light, however, a more recognizable image appears. Kagan's shadow art plays upon the contrast between objects and their shadows, between order and disorder, and between the material and immaterial.
Robert Longo's explosive paintings look like they could be old photographs. His shading and texturing create exceptional details that give his work an organic feel. Don't forget to check out the rest of his spectacular work.