Surf art: artists atop the waves
Surrealism (Fr. surréalisme) is an avant-garde art movement of the first half of the twentieth century characterized by the fusion of reality with something else, but not oppositional. Surrealism is a dream which is neither real, nor surreal. The style is characterized by allusions and a paradoxical combination of forms, visual deception. In the paintings of the Surrealists hard objects and rocks often melt, and the water, on the contrary, hardens. Read more
Artists do not follow aesthetic canons and clear rules, they mix different forms and techniques, use graphic design techniques, make irony, and are fond of phantasmagoria. Naturally, they all personally know what water sports is.
Drew Brophy is considered one of the most famous representatives of the style: he sells his artworks to pay for surfing tourism.
American artist and photographer Jay Alders is one of the most popular representatives of the genre. He often paints pictures commissioned by rock musicians, on canvas or directly on surf boards. The price of decorating an art board ranges from $300 to $2,000.
Something of Art NouveauSurf art has a decorative and applied character: artists decorate sports boards, clothes, make author’s sketches for tattoos, illustrations for thematic media articles, sometimes decorate surfing equipment shop windows. This is reminiscent of the path of Art Nouveau’s development: its representatives also did not focus on galleries, but sought to penetrate into all spheres of human life.
Surf art includes paintings, sculptures and various design elements that praise this way of life and everything connected with it: sea, relaxation, youth, eternal summer. Recall