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May 10th, 2012 #1
Looking for contemporary artists with surrealistic influencies
Hi Guys, long time Lurker-First-Time-Poster here (but I think I would post more often, I learned a lot, and the artists here are amazing and seems pretty gentle )
now, going on topic, I have to make a presentation for a Humanistic class about Surrealistic art, so far I think is comming up really good, but I would like to add more info about contemporary artists in this style (I only have info on Dalí, Matta, Chirico, Magritte, Esao Andrews, and a few others) and the current state of the style
also If someone here post something influenced by this style I would be happy to use it on my presentation
thanks in advance.
and sorry for my bad english
Last edited by kamello; May 10th, 2012 at 08:44 PM.
May 10th, 2012 #2
Look into "Magical Realism"...it's the "new surrealism".
Tons of people working in this "genre":
And many, many more...
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May 10th, 2012 #5
You are not a true surrealist unless you have put wings and a d _ _ _ _ in the same painting.
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May 11th, 2012 #7
haha, thanks guys , im going to include some pics tomorrow (with Dildos )
and I can't believe I forgot about magical realism, Gabríel García Márquez is one of my favourite writers
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May 11th, 2012 #9
Aside from flying phallic symbols , I thought "magical realism" is generally related to the mostly German art movement during the thirties(?), that sadly lacks winged organs. Great stuff, capturing the zeitgeist pretty well, imo.
On topic (sort of), isn't most of the fantasy and sci-fi stuff essentially surreal in it's nature? There's plenty of that around..
May 11th, 2012 #10
@v0rbiss: not really (at least Sci-fi, don't know about fantasy), surrealism tries to disorient, Sci-fi tries to explain the context
surrealism tries to open de subconsiusness and it isn't necesary to understand it
if in sci-fi you don't understand something, then you are doing it wrong
at least in IMO though, Im no arts expert
@Psychotime, never heard of the term before, Im going to look up for it
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I have two photographs in mind,
first is Ho-Yeol Ryu's flock of airplanes: http://perso.charlyecho.com/wp-conte...2/02/XEmCJ.jpg
Jean Francois Rauzier's Versailles: http://www.hyper-photo.com/hyperpano...es/preview.jpg
(Look up the names to find their websites.)
On the painting camp I thought of Brad Holland. (?)
Not sure how tightly these guys qualify as surrealism but I love how they have images that give you a fresh, although sometimes obvious, perspective on some familiar things, like Magritte did.
May 11th, 2012 #12