Isabel Samaras (18 Images)
Pop Surrealist Isabel Samaras is best known for lush and meticulously painted riffs on Old Masters that send up pop culture and classic fables. Her ribald images are woven with references to classic horror movies, ancient mythology, fairy tales and retro television. Samaras’ tender, witty, and mysterious painted narratives are classical in technique and pop in content. Magical realism and forbidden fantasies are presented in a world where elusive desires become reality and ill-fated journeys turn into enchanted honeymoons. As one critic noted, "Samaras has created a truly populist art."