84 Hermetic Art

Hermetic Art

Posted on April 16, 2009 by

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 12

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 13

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 14

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 15

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 16

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 17

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 18

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 19

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 20

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 21

Art by Alex Andreev, Russian artist 22


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84 Responses to “Hermetic Art”

  1. Mr. Pakistan says:


  2. Nice find. Strange and oddly beautiful.

  3. Mr. Pakistan says:

    This guy smoked a lot of weed. I can see it.

  4. Jow says:

    Good art

  5. Kirov says:

    Maybe I should go to Zeleznovodzk [ Железноводск ] there is a specialist there in the hospital he even erected big monument for enema in front of his hospital !!


    Enema = klysma in russian, might help, all russians have several at home to help them cope with constipation due to eating potatoes and cabbage all the time. And salads with mayonnaise as main ingredient!! Vodka helps but not enough, need urgent help, blood, pain.

  6. Dana says:

    I like it.

  7. Johnny says:

    I really love this half-life 2-style afternoon-mood! Мне очень нравятся эти картини!

  8. Rodriguez says:


  9. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says:

    OMA! What a wild imagination! Please, English Russia, contact the artist on my behalf and ask for the special tobacco blend used before work.

    Think of the imaginative ways I could develop for jihad if I had some of that wonderful thought-provoking blend.

    Anxiously awaiting the recipe,
    M. Ahmadinejad
    Promoter of artistic jihad

  10. Django says:

    Whatever he smokes, it´s bad for him.

  11. Jon says:

    More like this for EnglishRussia, please!

  12. jurgen says:


  13. penetrarthur says:

    yeah, this infects with half-life apocalyptic mood

    • Mothman says:

      Half-life is not the peak of apocalyptic art, people, get over it. Besides these are more sci-fi than apocalyptic.

      As for the rest of you:
      And Dali is lame, showy BS art to be honest. These conceptual pieces are a tad better.

  14. atheos says:

    Amazing. I’d love to see a FPS/RPG/adventure game based on this art. It would be like combining the best parts of Half-Life 2, Fallout 3 and Bioshock with touch of Salvador Dali and Hayao Miyazaki. In other words: KICK ASS AWESOMENESS.

  15. dv says:

    these illustrations are made by the author for Stanislaw Lem’s fiction:


    more can be found at:


    you can translate russian text with google

  16. Unknown says:

    WOAH! I totally love this guy’s artwork! There are NO WORDS for this art! <333


  17. dv says:

    You can see more at alexandreev.livejournal.com

    The artist creates illustrations mainly for Stanislaw Lem’s works, such as Eden and The Invincible.

  18. v says:

    WOW! awesome 10/10

  19. Jason says:

    Now these pics are worth downloading.

  20. Bob says:

    The artist is in the wrong profession, he has some brillant to contribute, but it is not in art

  21. Gerry says:

    Well sir, you need time to collect your thoughts, get it all together so to speak. Don’t resist the attendants, talk freely with the therapists. It’s all for your own good, this time to think. Everything will be all right, be calm, it will all work out.

    Later you will understand that for your own mental health, you must give up that which you call your ‘ART’. It isn’t. Niether is Dali’s, as he became/changed himself to be increasingly unhinged. You know about that because you’re following his artistic lead, eh? So give that up. Then you’ll have a life. Maybe.

  22. alex says:

    OH GOD!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!

    Im in awe

  23. scot says:

    And your contribution to art is this comment?

    • Mothman says:

      But then again, this IS pretty much standard stuff spread all over the internet – re-hashed modernist(a bit of every movement and genre) art so to say.
      I do like some of them, interesting concepts.

  24. Gena says:

    Awesom stuff! love it!

  25. scot says:

    You lack any sense of realism.

  26. FluFF ThorrenT says:

    I´ll second that, atheos! I think the more sci-fi ones are awesome – especially the one of the city on the cliff! Also, the airplane stuck in cobweb is really thought-provoking.

  27. Shooroop says:

    Nice))) but I don’t wanna live in their world)))

    • Mothman says:

      Zdzislaw Beksinski is far more impressive and powerful, but I agree. The artist of these pieces seems to be inspired by many different modernist and post-modernist masters and current popular concept artists (which are also inspired by the [post]modernists, heh).


    • Mothman says:

      Oh come on,
      This guy has been inspired by a lot different artists, obviously – not just the older masters (Beksinski, Magritte, Dali, etc), but also the more common conceptual artists (who are also inspired by the ones I already mentioned).

  28. Gurtek says:


  29. misosss says:

    very nice

  30. mike dizzle says:

    BAD ASS………….. this guy is creating worlds.

  31. SzFeri82 says:

    Hmm picture 45 is inspired by The Cube movie.

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  33. Yuri says:

    If he is not yet in the gaming industry he will certainly be there soon – and will make a lot!

  34. myportal2u says:

    Awesome! and good job…!!

  35. Ernest says:

    Great images that is out of this world!

  36. Wow!
    These are amazing, it makes me want to go and start working on a fantasy novel or comic. Time to get back to drawing…
    These are fantastic fantasy images, extremely creative and very well drawn.
    10 / 10 for sure!

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  38. Ynot says:

    A haunting image, thank you for posting it!

  39. irtiza104 says:

    hmmm…nice work. How do you copme up with such things. creative… :D

  40. Ugly American says:

    I like it.

    A full length animated film by this guy would kick ass.

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  42. bex says:

    Fantastic imagination. How anyone could call this “predictable art” I have no idea! I concur with the urge to start writing sci fi, though may content with reading at the moment. I’m not nearly as talented in my imaginings as this guy. Kudos sir!

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  44. wow says:

    now this is an artist that should be making our RPGs

  45. Arie says:

    Just like a computer game. AMAZING.

  46. Whereisaron says:

    Nice Image isn’t it? Thanks.

  47. Liontin says:

    CreATIVE Images… Wow..!!

  48. Dumb Force says:

    These pictures look like a bad dream :D

  49. Max says:

    4 words to describe – Fear, sky, lost and future, EVERY picture containts all of the four elements.

    • Rom Tom says:

      I agree with most of what you say, though some of these could very well be in the past. For instance, picture 6, 10, and 30, seem to be screaming that they were in a parallel past of our own world. Number 30 would be the cities if steam power had prevailed and had become more advanced. Obviously, some pictures do portray modern day to futuristic qualities, for instance, 35-39.

  50. Borellus says:

    Some very nice images there.

  51. m says:

    ‘Hermetic’ means something that not a lot of people could undestand. There’s also hermetic literature.
    His art is a fine example of what digital art should be.

  52. Rom Tom says:

    Actually, this really reminded me of Studio Ghibli. I’m surprised nobody else mentioned this. Well, more specifically, it relates to “Castles in the Sky.” Those who have watched it should know what I mean (and if you haven’t watched it, I urge you to; an amazing movie, it was!) Of course, I’m not saying these pictures are exact replicas of Studio Ghibli, because they aren’t. Its just the general concepts of massive landforms and hoverships and hovering massive landforms… which I may add are very, VERY interesting concepts… very fascinating….

  53. e cigarette says:

    These are amazing images. I love the floating terrain, with bikers approaching a suspended bridge. Awesome!

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  55. hah says:

    this isnt nice. this is just so-so.

  56. Daniel says:

    Great, really interesting works.

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  58. markinyan says:

    Alex is great. I’ve wrote a little article about him in my blog too. I’m proud that Russia has great young surrealists.

  59. Siaarn says:

    Incredibly dream-like, I like them.

  60. abcdifa says:

    i’m sorry but this seem to me like comic book art.the subjects are week and all and all there kind kitsch .

  61. Meh sup! says:

    via English Russia » Hermetic Art…

    via English Russia » Hermetic Art…

  62. Copycopy says:

    I truly love this work.

    it’s dystopian in two senses:

    1) Life is literally backwards with cities in the sky

    2) If utopia is about a perfectly organized and well planned civilization, then this dystopia shows how life makes its own plan and grows in the way it needs – regardless of planning.

    Love it

  63. Balkanoid says:

    Very very very nice…

  64. His “HERMETIC” PROBABLY COMES FROM the following:
    Hermes was born on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. Hermes is the great messenger of the gods in Greek mythology & additionally as a guide to the Underworld. He is an Olympian god, also the patron of boundaries & of the travelers who cross them, of the cunning of thieves, liars, orators & wit, of shepherds, cowherds, of literature and poets, athletics, weights and measures, invention, and commerce in general. This is it.

  65. Bob Bobson says:

    I haven’t seen this style in a long time. I can’t help but wonder why.

  66. Bob Bobson says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this style. I can’t help but wonder why.

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