You’ve been there — you took an art history class in college or high school. And when you looked at that Dali, that Magritte, that di Chirico, it connected with you—as did the Steranko, the Gaiman/McKean, certain mid-70s Kirby. Surrealism is fun to look at—whether you actually get all the ideas it’s supposedly mashing together is generally beside the point. It should give you that visual shock. Why is this teacup furry? Why does this phone have a lobster on it? Exactly.
That’s why we were stoked to see these images by an artist named Karaska (aka “Lenny”?) out of Kiev, Ukraine. They are so old-school surrealist. They cut to the basics of the original surrealism the way the Ramones cut to the basics of the original rock ‘n roll. What the hell is going on here? We don’t know. And that’s the point.
Karaska is at karrraska.tumblr.com.