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Sugar and spice: the enchanted art of Leszek Kostuj

I discovered these surrealist paintings this morning. I woke up to one of those greyish Dutch days, when the pavement and the sky seem to blend. The contrast with this enchanted world felt quite amazing. Looking outside and then looking at this bunch of surprising and unusual characters, I wished I could spend the day in one of these paintings. Not sure which one in particular, since each one tells a different story.

Artist Leszek Kostuj was born in Poland and studied art in Poznan. He is obviously not afraid to use color. His art is  a mix of outsider art and surrealism, and in the process of telling these surreal stories he uses everything from acrylic and oil (his favorites) to drawing and computer graphics.

And if you like surrealist art, take a look at Gregory Crewdson’s photos, Quint Buccholz’s illustrations and this amazing animation made by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney.

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