Allois

Allois is an American painter and illustrator, best known for the striking and bizarre images of Aliens in her surrealist work. She illustrated collectible edition stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury in "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/USHER II," published by Gauntlet Press in 2010. She was raised in Wittenberg, Germany and Legnica, Poland from 1969-1989 and was educated at the National Academy of Art, Ukraine. She now lives and works in Los Angeles. 


Allois’ work deals with dislocation and estrangement, at times employing decidedly cute characters in innocently grotesque or strange situations. Allois’ paintings portray characters that visually embody states of mind, from the mischievous to the manic. The occult and metaphysical themes recurring in the work call to mind the universally recognizable issue of the unknown origins of the soul, and the pre-linguistic mind. Disproportionate, malformed creatures inhabit barren landscapes, where our attention is refocused on the interrelations between characters.

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