12 Stunningly Surreal Sculptures

In the dictionary, the word surreal is defined as something unreal and fantastic or “having a oddly dreamlike quality.” If surreal art can do anything, it can make us feel like we haven’t woken up from a nightmare or a dream. More than that, however, it has the power of making the impossible suddenly seem possible. Though the cultural movement started back in the 1920s by a small group of writers and artists who wanted to unlock the power of the imagination, the art form still exists today and is seen in a wide variety of different forms from beautiful photo manipulations to unbelievable sculptures.

Today, we take a look at 12 sculptures we’ve spotted over the years that have that distinct dreamlike quality. While some seem sweet and subtle, still others are quite shocking, no doubt created to knock you right off your feet. From Myeongbeom Kim’s floating balloon tree to Typoe’s colorful confetti splattered skull, enjoy this collection of our very favorite surreal sculptures.

By Myeongbeom Kim

By Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky

By Nancy Fouts

By The Glue Society

By Pablo Curutchet

By Julien Vallee

By Richard J. Evans

By Kate MccGwire

By Alex Chinneck

By Carl Jara

By Martijn Rijerse and Hanneke Supply

By Typoe

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