The Surreal Imagery of Erik Johansson

We like surrealism at Moss and Fog. A lot. We dedicate a number of posts to it, and our Instagram features work from many artists doing surrealism. There’s something very escapist feeling about the genre, an easy way to feel transported to a type of dreamland. When we came across the image called “Full Moon Service” a few years back, we were impressed. But when we stumbled onto Erik Johansson’s full portfolio, we were blown away. His huge catalog of imagery is impressive on it’s own. But the time spent on post-production for each image in his collection is truly impressive.  His imagery focuses on natural-settings, with people exploring surrealist surroundings, or happening upon strange and supernatural events. In one, a canoe rider comes to the edge of a lake that breaks apart into large shards of glass. He stares in amazement. In another, a figure awakes in bed to find that his sheets are actually ski slopes, and miniature people are skiing under the moonlight.  The work is carefully crafted, and you can visit his “behind the scenes” to get a glimpse of how involved these photo shoots are.  Really beautiful and inspiring work.

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Endless Reflections, 2015

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Dreamwalking, 2014

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Expecting Winter, 2013

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Snow Cover, 2012

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Soundscapes, 2015

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Cutting Dawn, 2016

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Lost in the Rain, 2016

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Imminent, 2016

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Cumulus & Thunder, 2017

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Full Moon Service, 2017

surrealism by Erik Johansson

Self-Supporting, 2017

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