Surreal Saturday – The Dreamy Illustrations of Victo Ngai

Inspiration February 23, 2013

It was in early 1920′s when the art of Surrealism began as a cultural movement which is best known as visual artworks that feature the elements of surprise, combined random objects and unexpected juxtaposition.  Aside from visual art, this cultural movement encompasses various fields which include music, literature, film, poetry and sculpture.

Modern surrealism in visual form are now widely used not just in traditional paintings but as well as  in digital illustration, web design and photography. Surreal artists are very much interested with the subconscious; dreams and hallucinations that play in their minds and as a way of expressing emotions. This form of art are oftentimes dreamy or gritty; can be optimistic and sometimes depressing.

 

Surreal Saturday – The Dreamy Illustrations of Victo Ngai

 

To further explore the complex world of surrealism, we here at You The Designer will showcase the best works in this field to refuel your creative inspiration every Saturday of the week. And for our very first Surreal Saturday feature, we bring you the dreamy illustrations of New York based illustrator from Hong Kong – Victo Ngai.

 

Victo Ngai

 

Victo Ngai graduated from Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Illustration and have worked for various clients like The New Yorker, The New York Times, Leo Burnett, McDonald’s, Adidas Hong Kong, Bank Simple, Tor Books and more. Her works are characterized by surreal atmosphere composed of various elements oftentimes we see on dreams like childhood memories, unusual creatures and playful environments.

 

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Lets take a look at some of her awesome works below:

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Grooming Day, Plansponsor Magazine | SPECTRUM 19 selected. 

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Be Prepared, Plansponsor Magazine

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Namazu, RISD xyz

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

CW Cover – Cobol Braindrain

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Utopia

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

After Dark

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

We were there , tracking young Russian homeless

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Ukrainian Black Soil, Diplomat Magazine

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Emerge, Plansponsor EUROPE

 

Victo Ngai Illustration

Transferring Risk, Plansponsor EUROPE

 

Check out more awesome illustrations in her Behance portfolio or visit her official website for more info.  Want to be featured on our next Surreal Saturday post? Drop a link to your portfolio or suggest a creative by leaving a message in the comment box below.

 


 

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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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