kurniawan sea of lies

I've never been much of an art critic, or much of an art anything for that matter, but I know what I like. And Ronald Kurniawan's demented work pulled me away from watching Ricky Gervais chatting with Larry David, so that means it's got to be good.

According to Kurniawan's somewhat baffling bio on Escape Into Life, the man is a Los Angeles-based artist inspired by "ideograms, syllables, letterforms, beasts and heroic landscapes." Translation: He paints some amazingly surreal stuff that's more or less informed by 1950s sci-fi movie posters, fantasy novel covers and an obvious love for nightmarish scenes. Check out a few of our favorite paintings in the gallery below.

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