George Grie  

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George Grie (born May 14, 1962) is a Russian-Canadian artist.

One of the first digital neo-surrealist artists, Grie is known for numerous 3D, 2D, and matte painting images. Born in the USSR during the Soviet regime (aka Template:Lang-ru or Юрий Грибановский) he did not adopt the conventional and politically correct socialist realism art style, but chose instead to follow the more controversial path of modern surrealism.

Style

Grie's artistic style has been heavily influenced by famous surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dalí, fantastic realists Zdzisław Beksiński and Wojciech Siudmak, and surreal photomanipulation artist Jerry Uelsmann. His neo-surrealist artwork is a combination of classic surrealist symbolism with modern fantasy, gothic, and visionary art tendencies.

His digital neo-surrealistic artworks are an extraordinary visual record of his conceptual thoughts, philosophic views, fantasies, and dreams. Often journeying into the subconscious, Grie's digital photo-realism artwork shows a magical and playful, dream-like gothic world laced with detail. Supernatural illusions, mystic romanticism, spiritual magic and delusional trance fantasies are presented all together in his virtual world. The result is not always comfortable or conventional: there is a great deal of tension and alienation in the strange events taking place in the landscape of his imagination.




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