I think the general problem here is that people…

I think the general problem here is that people seem to be using two different definitions of “surreal”. Yes, they are “surreal” by definition : “having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal” with the ‘disorienting’ over emphasized reflections and the use of highly saturated color. They don’t, on the other hand, really fall into the category of “Surrealism” as a style of art. Unfortunately when discussing art, though, you can’t term something “Surreal” without directly referencing the Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali or Max Ernst. If anything, they’re more narrative Pop-Art portraits…if you really wanted to, you could probably get away with saying they’re “surreal narrative pop-art portraits”, but saying “Surreal Star Wars Paintings” sends the wrong message to the art community.

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