18-Year-Old Creates Surreal Artworks to Express Emotions

Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside.

Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it’s extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life.

For instance, in the piece above, he states: “This is another paradox that I’ve been working on for a couple of days. It describes a person with psychological problems such as schizophrenia, insanity, depression or other mental problems. His endless screaming makes his own mind eat him up. I have periods in my life where I feel like this. I wanted to make an illustration of my thoughts and my pain within.”

And for the piece immediately below: “One day I felt like I was lost and I had too much things to think about. Like I was stuck in a maze and couldn’t get out.”

We’ve all felt like Sebastian, but most of us do not have the talent to draw how we feel. It’s fascinating to look into the mind of a teenager through his or her artwork. It’s also an honor.









Self-portrait of the artist

Sebastian Eriksson’s website






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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