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The Weird & the Wonderful: An affordable art collection to stimulate the imagination from Laura McBeth

Art marketeer and writer Laura McBeth introduces you her collection of artworks that inspire the imagination.

By Scott Phillips | 09 May 2012

I love artwork that blends the normal with the abnormal, or that mixes the whimsical nature of fantasy with a sense of dark foreboding. Pieces that intrigue, excite and disturb all at once. I guess you’d say that my tastes, and therefore, the work displayed in this particular collection are a little surrealist, perhaps in some cases macabre? Although boxing off an artist/piece of art into a genre or movement seems too constrained to me. Ultimately, this is just art I like, view the entire collection here and see what you think!

The colours and the detail in this piece by Kristjana make it a magnificent treat! The way in which flora and fauna merge and entwine to become one throughout the artwork is beautiful. I could see this type of work on ceramics too.

Astrikur raudi by Kristjana S. Williams


I’m a list nut, so immediately this jumped out at me. I especially like the torn & defaced £10 note... questioning the necessity of material goods when you are without the ability to create.

Of all the things I could have done: Untitled 2 by EJ Major


This is a very bold piece, it sort of smacks you right between the eyes. The physical size of the art is imposing & would make a fantastic statement. The lack of definition around the lips & mouth unsettle me a little, like he is unable to make himself heard.

Marks by Bartosz Beda

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