Material: Oil on Canvas / Mixed Media / Found Objects
OctopussThe “Manifesto of Surreality” so to speak, is born from previous art movements. Working within individual subconscious thought patterns and... Read More
The “Manifesto of Surreality” so to speak, is born from previous art movements. Working within individual subconscious thought patterns
and qualia to form visual layers of produced conversations - the dialogue
developed becomes your theme of your work.
Like Cubism is divided in two parts: Analytical and Synthetic.
initiative is to expand, enrich and cultivate art practice by exploring ways to visually combine phenomenal qualities of qualia with thought
processes of Surreality. The artist
can realize this by creating visual processes linking dialogue and conversation(s) between subconscious and self. This can be achieved by using individual (1) personal experience (2) instinctive practice (3) feeling, sensation and emotion (4) interpretation
and manipulation and (5) time. This approach
to creativity, support a new way to produce art based on an advanced level of thinking.
Surreality process begins with a
simple motif gathered from figurative gestural drawings using actual models. The motif is
simplified often losing arms, legs and face. To develop the conversation, dialogue or conflict, I use forms of
symmetry, asymmetry and reverse imagery to produce another motif often overlapping the first
motif thus creating a second and third motif or identity - I sometimes add completely new motifs on top of or below the original ones instead of the symmetrical equivalent. These “identities”
start to become the “voices” in
my head. Each motif has a separate voice; symmetrical opposites
are dual in nature while others
become entirely new entities. They are a visual representation of the inner
voices inside my subconscious thoughts that start to communicate with one
another forming dialog.
Colour and line are used to add personal feelings to the conversation which is now being visually distinguished by many voices.
This dialogue begins to open doors of multiple conversations that are mortifying the subconscious thoughts extending the argument or directing it toward a new train of thought or a completely new argument.
Analysis of the original conversation is then deconstructed (Analytical Surreality)
or constructed (Synthetic Surreality) by means of subtraction and addition. Subtracting from the work or conversation reveals a new subconscious layer that may or may not relate to the argument. It
reveals itself taking on any creative form such as: solid colour
(feeling), pattern / texture (emotion), imagery and even writing thus creating multiple abstract systems of revealing subconscious thought below the surface.
from the work is realized by actual tearing or scratching or cutting
canvas. The cut-outs are flipped over exposing the underside of the canvas
adds to the conversation or qualia, a
painting within a painting inside out
and twisted. This reveals a resolution or solution to the initial argument or possibly
another layer or dimension to it. The shape or hole that is left over is patched underneath and sewn together revealing yet another layer of subconscious thought. Often the figures
or central motifs are sewn together to form the new motif. Sewing also serves as a way to show subconscious layers of the artwork
and to visually express coloured line - they are like comments to the conversation.
Additive (Synthetic) measures are used in which subconscious thoughts or memories are represented with found or artist-made objects and repressive thoughts
and memories are being concealed by artist-painted masks. This serves as a
bandage or manipulation technique to repress unpleasant subconscious thoughts that might arise and allow others