Liverpool-born Bill Bate is a graduate from the London Central School of Art – now known and famous as the Central Saint Martins. His nude paintings have an extraordinary life of its own, conveying light and movement in such a natural yet surreal way you forget you’re looking at a painting and not daydreaming instead.
Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.