These are the words of Peter Beard who's art reflects this sentiment exactly. It's hard not to be drawn to this type of work; the messiness, the vibrancy, the madness of it all. To me it shows human nature as it is - not how we would like it to be.
I'm also very fond of Baron de Cabrol 's pretty irresistible scrap books; frivolous, glamorous works from a long lost world.
The method of collage, combining different pre-existing images with each other can also have a very surreal effect, especially when done in a more restrained manner using fewer images. John Stezaker's work is quietly haunting but to my eye also humorous.