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Dramsjel casts women in cosmic floral hues, and the results are mind-bending.

by Beckett Mufson
Jun 13 2016, 4:30pm
 

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The twin joys of perusing other people's photos and imaginging fictional universes meet in the surreal illustrations of Pierre Schmidt. Under the moniker Dromsjel, the Berlin-based artist shares characters decked out in vintage clothes and color palettes and twists them with psychedelic portals and warped anatomy. His subjects are largely women, captured in a wide range of situations from lounging with friends to posing nude. Despite the gorgeous colors and smiling subjects, his drawings have a dystopian affectation. The vision's tendancy to overtake a human's identity is too reminiscent of a bad trip to simply be whimsical.
 

 

sorry censored #drømsjel

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#drømsjel

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Slavoj Žižek about nightmare: Nightmare is not simply horror, not simply anxiety, not simply tension. in the nightmare there is always an ambiguity of border-crossing, of externalisation, where you meet an object that emerges from your deepest inside. let's take an object like saliva in your mouth: it's not disgusting/horrible, you can swallow it, no problem. Now, try to do something very simple, spit it out, on some outside surface, and then try to lick it off, swallow it again,all of a sudden it becomes extremely disgusting, although, it's not another person's saliva, you know it very well, it's yours. now imagine on the same level your most secret objects of your fantasies, your most secret dreams, by which your whole psychic identity is structured. But precisely because they are so known/intimate to you, you don't dare to confront them directly. So this is precisely what you do confront in a nightmare. #drømsjel

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'A Kews Tag' commissioned album cover for their record- 'Silence Of The Sirens.' #Drømsjel #AKewsTag 

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'High Hopes' 2015 #Drømsjel

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'The Hunter' #drømsjel

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'Strange Magic' Copies available in my print store. (Link in the description.) #drømsjel #strange #magic #thednalife

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'Secret Garden' #drømsjel #rsa_graphics

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"Daily Inspiration" now available at my print shop

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Aside from selling prints of his work, Dromsjel designs album art and tour imagery for bands like Team Dead and Crash Casino. See more of his work here, and find your next favorite artist on The Creators Project's Instagram feed.

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