When Steampunk meets Surrealism

Put on your goggles (or gas mask), sit back and relax. And take a look at the world through the eyes of French artist Sam Van Olffen. His work is an intoxicating blend of surrealism, science fiction and steampunk.

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Troy

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The title of this piece is Welcome! A bit of the West.

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Steampunk meets Cyberpunk in the ring!

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A Man of the Cloth (or should I say a Man of the Armour and Weapons)

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Taxi Driver (your ride awaits)

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We Come in Peace

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Babel Central Station (the best intersection in the city)

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Zyklon Baby (isn't she sweet?)

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Eve....

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Steampunk Family

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Machine a Bebe

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Passerelles (building bridges)

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Don Quichottte

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Le Tunnel du Myst

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Paris Steampunk

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Santa Robota

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Chapelier

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Downloaded Baby (in a test tube)

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Abbey Road (one of my favorite pieces, a great send up to the Beatles)

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La Machine qui reve Copie (or copy machine!)

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Post Nuke Restaurant (where lovers meet)

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ChampignonvVille

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Oxygen (a twist on the Oxygen Bar fad)

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Abel & Cain

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Nice postcard photo for the tourists

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Just Married

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Optimum Mum

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A View of the Astronomical Clock in Prague...

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Aliens

For more on Sam Van Olffen's work, visit his website at:

http://vanolffen.blogspot.com/

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DISCUSSION

Hey, that's Copenhagen's Church of Our Savior in the Abbey Road one. Anyone else recognize real buildings here (besides the Eiffel tower)?

Some of these are brilliant, a dreamy tossed salad of cultural references and wry humor. He is far too fond of gas masks though.

Edit: Can't fix the huge image, sorry. :/