The Story of Surrebral

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SURREBRAL is the art gallery of Max LaZebnik, inspired by the visual art of the mid-late 1960s.  SURREBRAL is composed of the words “Surreal” (heightened/ dream-like reality) and “Cerrebral” (of the mind), and presents portraits, landscapes, and illustrations in a surrealistic style.  Some of the portraits represent Max’s “mental state” including “anxiety” and “calm” (image to the left).  SURREBRAL’s art form derives from classic animated films, pop art, album cover art, and poster art.  SURREBRAL’s art is created using mixed media: combinations of watercolors, colored pencils, inks, graphite pencils, and more.

Max LaZebnik, who is a Graphic Design Major from Champlain College loved drawing since he was five or six years old. Max took up Freelance Web Design right after graduating college in early 2015. The first idea for SURREBRAL emerged in 2015 when Max desired creating a website with hand-drawn graphics. The following year, he moved to North Hollywood, CA, and found himself inspired by the funky murals in the area. The name, “SURREBRAL” was therefore conceived and was initially meant to be a “hand-drawn website” inspired by the murals. A website with fully hand-drawn graphics would’ve been too much for Max to do in his small amount of spare time. In November 2016, Max returned to the idea and decided to simply turn it into a growing art gallery online. Since settling on the new idea, Max creates drawings that are added to SURREBRAL almost every week.

Check out Max’s Web Design Portfolio Here!


Surrebral- Penciled Out

Penciled Out

October 13, 2017

Surrebral- View From the Balcony with Stars

View From the Balcony

September 21, 2017

Surrebral- Shaded in Space

Shaded in Space

September 8, 2017

Surrebral- Swingin' Picadilly, painting and stencil of Picadilly Circus in London in the 1960s.

Swingin’ Picadilly

August 30, 2017

Surrebral- Psychedelic Intro Header Marquee

Surrebral Intro Header

August 16, 2017

Surrebral- Disneyland 1967: The Sequel

Disneyland 1967: The Sequel

July 30, 2017

Surrebral- Four Pyramids

Four Pyramids

July 26, 2017

Surrebral- Swinging from the Moon

Swinging from the Moon

July 17, 2017

Surrebral- SpaceScape


July 3, 2017

Surrebral- Blowing Planets

Blowing Planets

June 26, 2017

Surrebral- Father's Day Portrait

Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

Surrebral- Pleasant Lake, New London, New Hampshire

Pleasant Lake

June 16, 2017

Surrebral- Flying


June 14, 2017

Surrebral- Saturday Mornings and Why I Love Them

Saturday Mornings and Why I Love Them

June 5, 2017

Driving on the Moon from Surrebral- Couple Driving on the moon in a red convertible.

Driving on the Moon

May 29, 2017

Surrebral- Too Much To Handle. Too much going on in pencil.

Too Much to Handle

May 22, 2017

Surrebral- Mother's Day. Stencil of Max's family

Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017

Surrebral- Nature Art, with Watercolor, Pencil, and Colored Pencils. About Max's connection with Nature.


May 1, 2017

Surrebral- Madame Leota art from Disney's Haunted Mansion


April 23, 2017

Confusion- Surrebral. Max's drawing representing his feeling confused for a time period.


April 17, 2017

Surrebral- Nightmare Pence- Mike Pence Art, as seen in a political nighmare.

Nighmare Pence

April 2, 2017

Surrebral- Melrose. A psychedelic "groovy" feeling of crossing the intersection of Melrose Ave and Spaulding Ave.


March 27, 2017

Surrebral- the Innocence of Feminism- Painting of Hippie girl with mixture of bright colors and graphite skin. Use of heavy mixed media.

The Innocence of Feminism

March 25, 2017

Surrebral- Social Anxiety, a canvas self-portrait drawn ballpoint pen the anxiety Max feels when he is out at a major event.

Social Anxiety

March 13, 2017

Surrebral- Hollywood Sign- Psychedelic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Sign

March 6, 2017

Surrebral- Buzzed- Psychedelic portrait of Max when he is caffeinated.


March 3, 2017

Resist- Resist Donald Trump- Protest collage with newspapers and a stencil of Donald Trump to protest Trump.


February 27, 2017

Spacing Out- Surrebral. Vintage psychedelic style collage with Max standing on the sun in space.

Spacing Out

February 26, 2017

Surrebral- Peace of Mind. Psychedelic goddess inspired by Meditation Piece inspired by the Beatles Within You Without You. Ra, the sun god's face is on the sun.

Peace of Mind

February 20, 2017

Surrebral- Asperger's by Max LaZebnik and for Art of Autism. Self portrait regarding Max's feelings about Asperger's Syndrome.


February 11, 2017

Surrebral- Trippy Hipster Colored. Hipster with colored clothing and black and white skin, with graphic lines for shade.

Trippy Hipster

February 5, 2017

Surrebral- Walrus King Colored. A Lewis-Carroll-esque king inspired by the Beatles, "I am the Walrus."

Walrus King

February 5, 2017

Surrebral- Green Elephant with Purple Suit. A green, cartoonized Indian elephant wearing a purple tuxedo.

Green Elephant Man with Purple Suit

February 5, 2017

Surrebral- Rainbow Haired Girl. A model drawn with rainbow hair.

Rainbow Haired Girl

February 5, 2017

Surrebral- Abbey Road of Maxes

Abbey Road of Stenciled Maxs

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Innocence of Beauty. A portrait of a woman, which is painted in Max's mind when he is taking a peaceful walk through natural settings.

The Innocence of Beauty

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Psychedelic Mask. Inspired by Brazilian masks and Mardi Gras masks, a mask with colorful, psychedelic feathers.

Psychedelic Mardi Gras Mask

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Snake. A snake with Max's face and sunglasses.

Snake with Sunglasses

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Disneyland, 1967. Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle in 1967 drawn in the perspective of a Gonzo journalist.

Disneyland, 1967

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Stencilized Max. Max as a charcoal stencil.

Stencilled Self-Portrait

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Anxiety


February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Max's Comical Father. Max's father Rob LaZebnik in image with his works.

Max’s Comical Father

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Genderswapped. Johnny and Annie LaZebnik.


February 3, 2017

Gone and Out in North Hollywood

February 3, 2017

Max’s Thoughtful Mother

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- Max's Brother in Abstraction. Max's brother Will LaZebnik.

Max’s Brother in Abstraction

February 3, 2017

Surrebral- The "Calm State". How Max feels when he is calm, mellow, in a good mood, and most likely on vacation.

The Calm State

February 2, 2017



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