the art: surreal + symbolic

...MORE Surreal Artwork by
Chris Eisenbraun.

  • Surrealist game piece (2016): Hard Hat Habitat.
  • Surreal symbolic artwork (2015): Red  Queen Effect.
  • Surreal image (2014): Yes. No. (Ceci n'est pas une pipe.)
  • Symbolism Ink+ Series (2013): One (+ Two, Three.14159265)
  • Surreal pencil (2013): My World Is Round
  • Surreal ink sketch (2012): Soliloquy.
  • Surreal pencil drawing (2012): A Natural Pearl In My Careless Hand.
  • Surreal ink doodle (2012): Tenuous Minor (A Flatted Third).
  • Surreal pencil (2013): My World Is Round
  • The Drawing Board Blog:
    "#123 (Pyrrhic) Victory Blvd."
    part III - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  • POSTED: Oct. 16, 2016 | ART PICT: May 30, 2016

    Excrutiating minutae. Details.


    C.E. YOUTUBE VIDEO EXCERPT: The graphite can be anywhere from 5 to 25 layers deep on any square inch of the paper.

    Pencils in use: Skilcraft No. 3 Med. Hard, Faber American 2 HB, Thrifty Nickel slogan'd pencil, Faber Eagle Recycled 2 HB, Venus Velvet 3, one with Linus on it, Mirado 2 HB, Sonesta Hotels pencil and Faber Ebony Extra Smooth.

    Graphite palette: full bodied. NEXT

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  • POSTED: Oct. 16, 2016 | ART PICT: May 31, 2016

    Touching the sun, making ART.


    FACEBOOK (June 2, 2016): ARTIST RETREAT COMPLETE. I touched the sun. Amazing. At one point I erased the eye SO MANY TIMES. The original photo was low rez. I used the phone to take photos of Gary's eyes and tried to put the two, three, four together and come up with something REAL that EXPLAINED what the low rez shadows MEANT. Anyway. I DIDN'T tear the paper this time. Ha. Each day of the retreat, we take an afternoon break, share a bottle of wine and watch an art documentary. The list included: "English Soul" (Steve Winwood), "Bad Reputation" (Thin Lizzy), "Days Of Our Lives" (Queen), "As Is Now" (Paul Weller), "High Flying Birds" (Noel Gallagher), "Much Music" (Black Crows), "Destiny Rules" (Fleetwood Mac), "Imaginary Man" (Ray Davies) and "Highlights and Hangups" (Peter Weller). Watching the American artists struggle with the idea of demographics while making art ...contrasted with Chris Robinson's and Paul Weller's take on the subject, etc. etc. AND... the beautiful ironic ending note by Ray Davies blew my mind. Somewhere in the documentary you hear that he likes to create characters and display them. Contrast this thought with the "character" he is "playing" ...? the interview. And then hear him say at the very end that THEY will leave out the best parts and you will only see the highlights and bits of him that don't end up on the editing will SEE "imaginary man".... and realize that Ray has bought the idea of an imaginary friend... from a private moment...into a fully realized and accepted delusion (the kind we SEE every day). Amazing. AND... watching Freddy make ART all the way to the end. These docs were about musicians. About ART. Crazy. I touched the sun. See the drawing... where it is now. NEXT

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  • POSTED: Oct. 16, 2016 | ART PICT: June 07, 2016

    The natural made artificial.


    C.E. YOUTUBE VIDEO EXCERPT (June 07, 2016): The girl in the mirror NEEDS to be blatantly artificial. SOOOO many ways to work it. ONE layer to this: Alfonse Mucha style lines. Art deco, Art Nouveau: The natural made ARTificial. NEXT

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  • POSTED: Oct. 16, 2016 | ART PICT: June 12, 2016

    Throwing ideas against the wall.


    C.E. YOUTUBE VIDEO EXCERPT (June 12, 2016): The waitress is the LAST straight-forward part of the drawing. The rest of the layout is BUSY. Printing artwork picts. Sketching on them. Throwing ideas against the wall. NEXT

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  • POSTED: Oct. 16, 2016 | ART PICT: July 04, 2016

    Sometimes you just DO IT.


    C.E. YOUTUBE VIDEO EXCERPT (July 04, 2016): Drawing the kid's as a PATTERN of dots has been in the back of my mind for a while. I don't REALLY know how it's going to work out. Sometimes..., you JUST DO IT. NEXT

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