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Lorenzo Alessandri’s Surreal Fantasies

Lorenzo Alessandri (1927-2000) was an Italian post-war master of all things surreal and fantastical. He even started a movement combining those two genres, which he entitled “Surfanta.” His work combines a grotesque sexuality and morbid fascination in a way that makes his art riveting. His colors are stunning and vivid, his subjects provocative and beautifully repulsive. Psychedelic images of genitalia, blue women and anthropomorphized beasts are the most common imagery you’ll find in Alessandri’s work. His work is something that really has to be looked upon rather than described, since the worlds he paints are so far from our plane of existence. Check some out below!

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.



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