Surrealism—which came to prominence in the 1920s—was a cultural movement not only confined to the world of art, but also characterizing literature, music, theatre, and philosophy.
In surreal oil paintings, artists often try to convey emotion through symbols, bright colors, and sometimes even simple shapes by using juxtapositions. Surrealism can often be seen as something that represents almost a dream-like state, and Jon Ching, an oil painter whose work focuses mainly on wildlife (and even more specifically birds), was able to make paintings using the very base of those ideas.
Born in Kaneohe, Hawaii and now based in Los Angeles, California, artist Jon Ching grew up around the wildlife that would later become the main subject of his surrealistic oil paintings. His incredible depictions of tigers, parrots, wolves, owls, and much more capture the wild, majestic beauty of the animal kingdom with an enchanting and magical twist.
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