Pop Surrealism

“Peppermints with Lincoln in the Land of Extreme Albinism” by artist Sean Madden.

“Peppermints with Lincoln in the Land of Extreme Albinism” by artist Sean Madden.

Celebrated for its blend of pop culture imagery with the dreamy world of Surrealism, the Lowbrow art movement (also known as Pop Surrealism) began in the 1970s and has become increasingly recognized by the fine art establishment through the success of artists like Mark Ryden and Robert Williams.

Michael Aaron Gallagher first became interested in Pop Surrealism when he discovered artist Josh Agle’s work, known commercially as “Shag.” Although he does not own a piece by the artist, he was drawn to the mid-century modern, California vibe of his work.

Michael acquired his first Pop Surrealist painting from an art auction, called “The Eye Monsters from Planet 17,” by former sci-fi magazine illustrator Sean Madden.

“The Eye Monsters from Planet 17” by artist Sean Madden.

“The Eye Monsters from Planet 17” by artist Sean Madden.

Two years later, he added “Peppermints with Lincoln in the Land of Extreme Albinism” to his collection. Also by Madden, this extraordinary oil painting is an example of Pop Surrealism at its best, receiving rave reviews when it was on display in Los Angeles, San Diego and Buffalo.

For more information about Sean Madden’s work visit www.seanmaddenart.com.

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