In 2002 Matthew Grabelsky graduated from Rice University with a BA in Art and Art History and a BS in Astrophysics. "Science taught me how to observe the world, and art has allowed me to express my relationship to it. Since 2006, I have focused on creating paintings that combine the physical world that people see every day with imagery from mythology and dreams," he wrote on his Saatchi Art profile.

The artist from New York creates surreal paintings, combining human bodies with the heads of animals. "My work is not intended to be viewed as a fantasy or as allegory, but rather as a blend of everyday experiences and the subconscious. My paintings are enigmatic, and they create dreamlike worlds that invite viewers to form their own interpretations of the imagery presented." Artist's works look extremely realistic and can be confused with digital art. "I paint in a highly realistic manner, derived from my studies of 19th-century French Academic painters, and I use this visual language to craft modern narratives."

Matthew Grabelsky adds these unique surreal animal-human hybrids to modern urban settings, like trains, gritty alleyways, and cosmopolitan cityscapes. The author says, that he likes to "introduce a twist to create a mix of rational and irrational elements."

"My work is often humorous, and it straddles the divide between the serious and the bizarre."

More info: grabelsky.com | Instagram (h/t: Saatchi Art)

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boredfox
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4 years ago

Look son, every thing the light touches...

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D. OOMSDAY
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4 years ago

And this is bored PANDA!!!

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TC
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4 years ago

Grandmother missing... Hilarious

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D. OOMSDAY
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4 years ago

HORTOTON IS AN ELEPHANT, THEY ARE READING A BOOK ABOUT HORTON

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Rosa Kim
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4 years ago

what does the fox say?

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Chukwuka Edoziuno
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4 years ago

frog prince

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YvanP
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4 years ago

Her dress is made of his skin. That's why he looks so mad.

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Terror from Beyond Space
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4 years ago

Apparently the lion is not sleeping tonight!

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Rosa Kim
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4 years ago

that ox has more style than i'll ever have

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Terror from Beyond Space
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4 years ago

Can't wait for her to bounce the baby on her knees.

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Wisdom,Power,Donut
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4 years ago

'MURICA

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D. OOMSDAY
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4 years ago

At least not a JAWS poster

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YvanP
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4 years ago

This is too recognisable.

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TC
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4 years ago

Back to where you belong...

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Carol Harrison
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4 years ago

Oh, that body language.

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THATone
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4 years ago

Cute!

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Galaxii
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4 years ago

no

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Brooke Schmidt
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4 years ago

Only animals and white people?

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Sonja Fabela
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4 years ago

If you look in 22,11,and 7 they are black.

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YvanP
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4 years ago

From his point of view. He can see bras.

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Eleanor Ragsdale
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4 years ago

Ooh where can I get that magazine?

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3ke
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4 years ago

"Why are you taking my photo?"

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YvanP
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4 years ago

He's horny

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YvanP
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4 years ago

Confident tiger with his prey.

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YvanP
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4 years ago

Start of a long term relationship.

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YvanP
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4 years ago

It's she aware that she's actually a goat?

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YvanP
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4 years ago

Bear with me

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