Only in Your Dreams - (Maily)

This gallery consists of the fictional wonderland created by the imagination of several artists. The paintings showcased in this gallery capture the fun and unusual scenes envisioned only in the minds and dreams of these artists. Many artists use various color schemes to establish the look and feel of their unique worlds on painting.

Travel's Mentality (2009): This acrylic painting depicts a young boy sleeping as he is carried away by a clowder of cats. Since the boy is sleeping, it is assumed that the boy is actually dreaming that cats are carrying him away in his sleep. The cats seem to be floating, since there is no road or setting in the background, which makes the scene look like a dream within a dream. Artist Sung Soo Lim used a textured red for the background, and made sure that the red background is not solid or bright - so that the background doesn’t seem too loud and distracting.
Cloud9 (2008): This oil painting depicts an endless line of young boys smoking cigarettes. The cigarettes smoke seem to merge with the volcanic eruption, blowing out tiny boys flying into the sky. Repetition of the characters and their actions seem to bring the unusual dream to life. Artist Sung Soo Lim used analogous shades of pink and swirls that give the character and their actions an overall bubblegum feeling - which makes this scene, plastic and playful. He then filled the blank space with a solid turquois (blue-green) color, which is complementary to the pink (red-orange) color. This gives the painting a good vibrant contrast between the characters and the background.
Attacking Ted Bear (2005): This acrylic painting depicts a giant destructive teddy bear traumatizing the city and its teddy bear-cladded people. The giant evil teddy bear seems to mimic the movements of fictional monster Godzilla. Artist Sung Soo Lim used triadic shades of color (red, yellow, and blue) to make this fictitious scene loud. The chaotic scene is further illustrated with explosions, shooting aircrafts, and the destruction of the city. Inanimate objects such as the city, the aircraft, and the giant evil robotic teddy bear are all in gray scale color. The gray shades of color could represent inanimate objects, such as architectures (city) and mechanical objects (robot and airplane).
The Land of Dreams (1995): This oil painting depicts a floating skull-like world conspicuously inhibited by luscious plants and greeneries. Inside the mouth of the skull are houses and rivers, which are evidently inhibited by living beings or people. Artist Somphong Adulyasarapan used cool colors (shades of green, blue, and pink/purple) to make the dreamlike world look soothing and calm as it floats in the beautiful sky.
Rainbow-Colored Fantasy (2011): This oil painting depicts a fantasy world brought to life by the many colorful beings that inhibit the land. A bird-head woman is bathing in the lake with a leopard perched on her shoulders. The lake is swarmed with flocks of birds, and the sky is teemed with schools of colorful fishes. Closer upfront are dead fish carcasses, while further back are luscious greeneries and beautiful waterfalls. Artist Somphong Adulyasarapan used mainly rich vibrant cool colors (shades of rich vibrant green, blue, and pink/purple) to make this piece of art look like something from a soothing daydream.
Lord of Misrule (2010): This oil painting depicts a wonderland that spans from a burning land, to a grassy green field, and through a dark tunnel. The most conspicuous characters are a round-headed man and a bunny-head person. In the background are piles of streaming pink gunk, as well as many other fantasy creatures. Artist Set Byul Li used mainly split complimentary pastel colors (pastel shades of yellow, green, and pink/purple) to bring the characters in the scenes faintly alive. The black tunnel together with the split complementary colored-beings make this painting feel like a more dark and cryptic version of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Dream Land I (2002): This oil painting is a depiction of the artist’s lustful dream world. Voluptuous women inhibit the dream island, and the women themselves are the trees and pods that produce luscious fruits and jugs of beer. Artist Prateep Kochabua used mainly warm colors (shades of red, yellow, and orange) to bathe both the blue ocean and the luscious green plants in the sun’s heat and radiation.
Dream Land II (2009): This oil painting is another depiction of the artist’s seductive dream world. Voluptuous women once again swarm the beach, but this time they are created through a tube that’s being shot out by elephant creatures. The women are more organic and look more like strings of intestines. Artist Prateep Kochabua used vivid and eccentric colors to paint this bizarre scene. The women upfront are colored in rich vibrant colors, while the women in the distance pouncing on the golden beach are colored in shades of yellow. This creates a vague theatrical lighting that focuses on the limitless creation of women on the fantasy beach. It is also noted that vibrant colors are loud and make the scene closer to the viewer seem louder than the creation of (yellow colored) women in the distance.
Fantasy Land II (2010): This oil painting is a depiction of the artist’s fantasy women and creatures. Beautiful nude women, familiar animals, and bizarre monsters make up this unusual painting. They seem to merge with one another or with the environment. Artist Prateep Kochabua used a variety of bold, bright, warm, and cool colors to make the women and creatures seem soft, glowing, and radiant. This gives the characters a mystical look and mysterious feel to the overall painting.
Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania and Bottom. (1848 - 1851): This oil painting depicts a scene from the third act of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Artist Edwin Landseer illustrates the scene where Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, fell under the spell of a love potion and becomes smitten by Nick Bottom’s donkey head. Although Landseer isn’t painting something out of his own imagination, he is painting someone else’s creative imagination (in this case, William Shakespeare’s). Nick Landseer used earthly colors (shades of browns, tans, and warm grays and greens) to represent the fairies and the natural forest environment surrounding them. The colors are not bold or vibrant, but soft and glowing, making the scene seem a bit mysterious and magical. The lighting of the scene is centered on Titania and Nick, which helps to bring the two main characters into focus, while other secondary characters and animals fade into the darkness and background.
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