I'm not sure if today's artist is what most would think of when they think CG. Such is his skill that most of his works look as if they are painted or photo manipulated. His name is Alexey Kashpersky currently he is a student at Poltava National Technic University in the Ukraine. His expressionistic work is reminiscent of Klimt, but I think it reminds me most of Micheal Parks.
As an example of the work that goes into his pieces, first take a look at the gird and wip pics:
And now take a look at the finished piece:
Stunning. But it's not all figurative fantasy stuff. He also has posted a series of landscapes and creatures, which I will link below: