I love the fictional concept of dystopia, which might seem odd but the fascination arises out of a romantic idea in my head that the best of humanity will shine through the worst circumstances.
Alex Andreyev is a Russian illustrator who creates some dark/beautiful scenes with an element of science fiction. I personally love the awesomeness in his contradictory work, the fact that something so grim can end up looking beautifully when painted is brilliant! This is indeed a Separate Reality. His art book with the same title is available through Blurb.