Soulful-Eyed Girls that Melt Rainbows by Camilla d’Errico

suckerpunch, melting rainbow paint face, by Camilla d’Errico

Pop surrealist painter Camilla d’Errico melts rainbows with characters that have oversized, soulful eyes. They stare at the viewer with an overwhelming intensity, simultaneously communicating innocence with feelings of sadness, wonder, and boredom. In addition to her candy-colored characters, animals are another focal point of her paintings. They often act as an elaborate headpiece or fashion accessory, their patterned wings and colorful fur adorn these young women with living crowns.

Errico has recently released a new book titled “Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon.” It offers readers an inside view on the artist’s tools, techniques, and inspirations, providing an up-close look at how she creates her vibrant works.

rainbow paint drips from eyes, by Camilla d’Errico butterfly girl, painting by Camilla d’Errico
baby tigers on girl's head, painting by Camilla d’Errico redhead and animals, pop painting by Camilla d’Errico closeup of painting owl face girl, pop painting by Camilla d’Errico girl with balloons, blue, by Camilla d’Errico
Artwork © Camilla d’Errico
Reprinted with permission from “Pop Painting” by Camilla d’Errico,
copyright © 2016. Published by Watson-Guptill, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
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