The 35 Best Surreal Art Pictures by Anton Semenov + Exclusive Interview

Pxleyes has recently discovered another striking talent in the digital art matter. He goes by the nickname of Gloom82 (real name: Anton Semenov) and has a different vision of the world. His surrealism impresses not only by technique and imagination, but also by detail and preciseness. This showcase presents 35 stunning digital artwork and an exclusive interview with this talented artist.
Q: Anton, please tell us a few words about yourself, so we can get to know this magnificent artist better.
A: Hi! I’m 27 and I was born in the city of Bratsk, Russia, where I currently live also. Bratsk is a pretty small city and I can’t really remember anything interesting about it… oh wait! There is something: we have one really huge hydroelectric plant. Does it count? I doubt it… As for my family, for now it consists of me and my big black cat, but I really hope that situation will change soon. I am currently working as a designer at an advertising agency, the main direction of which is illuminated signs, advertising on vehicles, etc.

Thistle “Thistle”

Q: Your gallery is very impressive, how did you come to discover that you have such a great talent towards digital art?
A: Thanks!!! I started to pay serious attention to computer graphics in 2007; before that time I preferred traditional techniques, you know, pencils, paint, ink. I started drawing at a very young age. There was a time when I studied at local art school, but it was pretty boring and I left after 3 years, without finishing it. After I graduated high school, I studied design for 4 years.

Zimmer “Zimmer”

Q: Is there something that inspires you when creating these masterpieces, or it all comes from your imagination?
A: Yes there is! I’m trying to look at usual stuff from different angles, to use it as a base for my works. The world around us is full of inspirational things, too bad we sometimes fail to see that.

No “No”

Q: What other passions do you have?
A: My passion is music, guitar – to be more precise! It is my weakness, yes, I already have a few guitars in my collection and their numbers are constantly growing!

Weiss Secret “Weiss Secret”

Q: Would you describe your art as being surreal or fantasy?
A: Surrealism it is, most likely. There is not much room for fantasy in my works, because as I mentioned before, I use real life inspiration, so most parts of the story are already there, therefore my work is more like visual interpretation of facts, not fantasizing.

Jump “Jump”

Q: What software do you use and why?
A: Photoshop CS. I tried some other software like Painter, but I guess it is just not my cup of tea. I’m used to Photoshop. I also use “Genius” WizardPen 4×3 which I bought just for fun years ago, and keep using it ever since.

The One Who Lived in the Attic “The One Who Lived in the Attic”

Q: Do you have any advice for the new people starting out in the world of digital art?
A: Paint! Paint and paint! Do not be afraid to try something new, and always try to finish everything that you started, otherwise there is no point in starting it at all.

Children of the War

Children of the War

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Arlecchino

Arlecchino

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Black Dream

Black Dream

BRAZ Mechanics Destroying

BRAZ Mechanics Destroying

Talisman

Talisman

Piebald

Piebald

Go Freak

Go Freak

Gaping

Gaping

Evening Detour

Evening Detour

Hill

Hill

City of Decay1

City of Decay1

City of Decay2

City of Decay2

Mouth

Mouth

Heat of the Land

Heat of the Land

Bird House

Bird House

Ocean Echo

Ocean Echo

Andy’s Room

Andy's Room

Old Clown

Old Clown

Trackwalker

Trackwalker

Immortal

Immortal

Lola

Lola

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Doggy

Doggy

Last Autumn

Last Autumn

Silence

Silence

Mirror of Destiny

Mirror of Destiny

Polar Bear

Polar Bear
For more amazing surreal art, visit the Gloom82 Deviant page.

Author:

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

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16 Responses:

  1. sudha says:

    mind blowing… its really inspiring…. thanks for introducing such an artist giulia…:)

    ( 2 years and 2936 days ago )
  2. harrison says:

    WOW,…..The Clown and Lola are my favorites among sooooooo many,..great stuff Anton!

    ( 2 years and 2935 days ago )
  3. Hasnat says:

    A truly amazing work of art!

    ( 2 years and 2935 days ago )
  4. neo says:

    good impressive work

    ( 2 years and 2934 days ago )
  5. Hermitbiker says:

    …. awesomely surreal !! 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2934 days ago )
  6. Cavalheiro; Arthur says:

    Breath-taker… it resembles Giger, as well… Maybe inspiration?

    ( 2 years and 2931 days ago )
  7. Alex Gheatza says:

    I would love a tatoo designed by u…
    Maybe if u have time, this is my yahoo messenger id: chill_caffe
    Respect for your work.

    ( 2 years and 2925 days ago )
  8. Kwazzi says:

    JPEG Artifacts everywhere. Great artwork, can’t these be cleaned up to PNGs or something?

    ( 2 years and 2917 days ago )
  9. Nicole says:

    lame and angsty under the typical guise of “surreal.” Leave it to Tim Burton.

    ( 2 years and 2878 days ago )
  10. Riley says:

    My Friend you have a talent!

    ( 2 years and 2771 days ago )
  11. v says:

    Well Anton..you became MY inspiration!

    ( 2 years and 2692 days ago )
  12. Lawrence Santoro says:

    Wonderful work, Anton. I would love to speak with you about using one of your existing pictures as a cover illustration for a collection of my short fiction coming out soon. Please contact me via my blog or on Facebook.

    Thank you,

    Lawrence Santoro

    ( 2 years and 2598 days ago )
  13. Mark says:

    WOW is all I can say. Your work inspires me and takes me to places I could not otherwise go. Thank you very much for doing your work. My favorite is the image with the gas mask inspired image, wonderful. What would that image cost to purchase? I just cant stop looking at it.

    ( 2 years and 2415 days ago )
  14. bierny says:

    you knocked me out dude. its amazing

    ( 2 years and 2388 days ago )
  15. Figgy says:

    this guys work blows my mind and i am currently focusing on his work as inpiration for my own art project so all i can say is thank you for making such amazingly dark yet wonderfull pieces of art!

    ( 2 years and 2089 days ago )
  16. Chanel says:

    hi there, really like your art. are any of these for sale? please email me.

    ( 2 years and 2051 days ago )