Ryan Allen is pretty amazing in my book. At first glance, you may take him as a sort of bizarre cartoonist from the wide mouthed, oddly shaped characters in his work. However, after browsing through Allen's collection, his talent and originality shine through. His paintings have a simple quality to them, drawing your eye in with the contrast of solid, bright color and stark black lines. The twisted facial expressions will make you cringe and smile at the same time, while the flat perspective gives you no where to hide.
Check him out at http://ryanallen.com and get your surrealism fix.