Emotionally Charged Surreal Art by Aegis


It surprises me that we’ve never featured the incredible digital art of Mario S. Nevado (aka Aegis Strife) here on My Modern Met. The illustrator and art director from Murcia, Spain creates larger than life surreal illustrations that all pack a strong emotional punch. His style lies somewhere between dark and surreal art and he often layers his work with serious messages that come through in both the imagery he uses and his careful choice of titles. For the photomanipulation immediately below, for example, it shows a woman covered in the majestic beauty of nature being the victim of a gun wielding man. Called Betrayal, the piece is “a take on civilization.”

“This is what we did,” Snowy writes. Notice the subtle details in this artwork including the river that flows down the woman’s face like a waterfall of tears, the puckered kiss at the end of the gun and the smoke billowing from the top of the skyscrapers on the gun.

Of course, my absolute favorite is the work above called Delibertaion that shows a stunning statue in incredible distress as she’s burning up from within. It’s one of those pieces of art that stay with you, reminding you of just how powerful art can be.

“I try to develop a solid style using a wide range of medias, specially mixed ones,” Nevado writes. “My images try to convey an emotional impact on the viewers as they are related to everyday life issues, carrying domestic experiences to surreal, mostly dark worlds, sometimes with a grotesque approach and trying to portray ironic messages in between the lines. “




Aegis-Strife on DeviantArt





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