The Freaky World of Beth Frey 

Canadian Artist Beth Frey has created a fantastical freaky world populated with cartoonish nightmarish characters which is very popular here at The Freaky.

Freaky Art created by DALL-E

Mixing drawing, painting, video, and sculpture with A.I., Beth Frey has created a totally unique set of images that contain her trademark lurid absurdist humour. 

Frey has gathered together these freaky images at her Instagram account The Sentient Muppet Factory

Frey uses DALL-E, an art artificial intelligence software tool that has been trained on 250 million images.  DALL-E was designed to be a cross between surrealist painter Salvador Dali and the Pixar robot Wall-E. It’s an intoxicating mix of ideas and with Frey at the controls it is producing memorable images that look like a nightmarish children’s show. Such as the well-dressed Cyclops news reader. Or the waxy Mrs Doubtfire with her brood of children.

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Frey says her images have been inspired by her experiences of being a woman. 

“Creating grotesque bodies is a strategy to me. As a woman, you are constantly being subjected to a desired, male gaze. I wanted to create untethered bodies that fell outside the norm, and as such, were liberated from that traditional gaze. While the paintings might look a bit nightmare-esque, in fact, I consider them to be utopian.”

Artist Beth Frey.
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<strong>The Freaky World of Beth Frey </strong>

It is only in the past few years that Artificial Intelligence tools have been utilized by artists. Frey first worked in watercolours but working with A.I, she has discovered a whole new playground.

“I’ve always dreamed of realizing a subversive, psychotic children’s show, and with this photorealistic tool, I was able to create absurd visuals to go with my vision.”

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The Canadian artist Beth Frey, with her uniquely distorted face.

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