Sunday, April 27, 2014

Agostino Arrivabene

A few months ago, while in the car waiting for Greg, I discovered the work of contemporary Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene via Instagram. I immediately feel in love with the dark, surrealistic imagery.

His work fits perfectly into the stable of Visionary artists that stemmed out of the The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in the mid forties and became very popular in the seventies. The work also evokes a bit of Spanish artist Remedios Varo in style, content and use of materials.

A nice collection of Agostino's painting, sketchbooks and mixed media pieces is featured in the latest issue of Juxtapoz if you'd like to delve further.

All images were found on the internet, see more of the artists work at his website here.

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