About the Book
Danny Malboeuf is a self-trained artist/illustrator. Working mainly in acrylics, he paints in an allegorical figurative style that combines surrealist, symbolist and pre-Raphaelite sensibilities, often in conjunction with subtle pop-culture references. Malboeuf counts music and literature as his greatest sources of inspiration; specific artistic influences include the painters Arnold Boecklin, John Martin, Ferdinand Khnopff, and Leon Frédéric. While many of his paintings deal with mythological and religious themes, the frequent incorporation of sci-fi and pop-culture imagery from the artist's youth establishes tentative connections with movements such as pop surrealism. He has a strong bias towards painting female subjects, "perhaps because the essence of female is more poetic, and the male more prosaic." Malboeuf is represented by The Queen’s Gallery and Art Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a member of the international Surreal Visionary Art Collective.