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13. Surrealism

13. Surrealism

My latest series “Inspirations” is a take on fine art movements that have influenced me as an artist. I created six beautiful works of art, and when I finished, I ripped them apart. When peeled back you find another painting in my juxtaposed cartoon style. I know, it sounds crazy… and for the most part, is was. The finished paintings are truly unique.


Surrealism was the positive response to Dada's negativity. Its aim, as outlined in the First Surrealist Manifesto of 1924, was to liberate the artist's imagination by tapping into the unconscious mind to discover a 'superior' reality - a 'sur-reality'. To achieve this the Surrealists drew upon the images of dreams, the effects of combining disassociated images, and the technique of 'pure psychic automatism', a spontaneous form of drawing without the conscious control of the mind. The look of Surrealist art was inspired by the irrational juxtaposition of images in Dada collages, the metaphysical art of Giorgio de Chirico, and both 'primitive' and 'outsider' art. The most influential of the Surrealist artists were Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali and René Magritte. The movement broke up at the outbreak of war in 1939 when several of the Surrealists left Europe for New York where they had a formative influence on the development of Abstract Expressionism.

$20.00 — $350.00

*Large Archival Print size includes white border with Signature and Limited Edition Number: