Surrealism was a 20th-century, avant-garde movement in art and literature that aimed to unlock the imaginative power of the subconscious mind.
Surrealism, led by French poet André Breton, endeavours to transform the human experience by reconciling a rational perspective on life with the potent influence of the unconscious and dreams. Artists within this movement discover enchantment and an eerie beauty within the realm of the unexpected and the mysterious, the overlooked and the unconventional. Central to their creative pursuit is the courage to question established values and conventions, as well as an unwavering quest for freedom.
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In Mexico, British Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington is a national treasure. But in her home country, she is much less well known. How did this young debutante from rural Lancashire become one of the most loved painters on the other side of the Atlantic?
American artist George Condo was part of the it-crowd in 1980s New York, hanging out at Andy Warhold’s factory. He blends Surrealism, Cubism and Pop Art to paint his own weird and wonderful world.
What is Generative Art?
Humans have been experimenting with generative art for centuries, but Web 3.0 technology such as NFTs and smart contracts has unlocked new possibilities. Here’s what you need to know about the movement that’s shaking up the art world.
The origin story for a new collaboration with New York legend José Parlá got us thinking about some of the unexpected places where artists find their art.
George Condo (he/him) was born in New Hampshire in 1957. In 1979, he moved to New York City where he continues to live and work.
Aaron Johnson (he/him) was born in 1975 in St Paul, Minnesota. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Six N. Five
Six N. Five is the studio of Ezequiel Pini’s work, an award-winning Argentinian designer and digital artist based in Barcelona.
Nigel Howlett was born in 1979 in Croydon, UK, and now lives and works in London.
Hideaki Kawashima (he/him) was born in 1969 in Aichi, Japan, and now lives and works in Tokyo.
Hein Koh (she/her) was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1976 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Tomoo Gokita (he/him) is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo in 1969, where he continues to live and work.
American artist Scott Kahn was born in 1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts and now resides in upstate New York.
Perfect All Alone Ironic
Tomokazu Matsuyama reflects on the paradoxical pleasures of solitude.In Perfect All Alone Ironic, wisteria, lilies and irises surround a contemplative lone figure. To create the edition, Matsuyama worked closely with printmakers to introduce new layers of detail to an already-intricate painting. Floral motifs traced in silver echo the lavish textiles that enshroud his lakeside subject, while snow-like spots add depth and – in contrast with verdant foliage – a sense of seasonal surrealism.Characteristic of the artist’s original paintings, an irregular outer edge adds a final stroke of arbitrariness. Prints arrive float-mounted in bespoke white frames, contoured to match.
Joohee Park, aka Stickymonger, (she/her) was born in South Korea and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.
Alake Shilling was born in 1993 in Los Angeles, California, where she continues to live and work.
GOOD THING YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Kara Joslyn’s optical illusions permeate through a multi-dimensional mirrored sculpture in GOOD THING YOU ARE NOT ALONE.Based on an original painting, a pair of candles are suspended alight within an ornate mirror, reflecting Joslyn’s holographic techniques. Perspex layering allows natural light to flood the piece, creating the illusion of an artwork frozen in liminal space. A monochrome mirage of light and shadow compliments the mirrored layer within, empowering the piece to tread the line between surrealism and realism.
RABBIT CAR ON THE HEAD
RABBIT CAR ON THE HEAD typifies Ryol’s irreverent blend of pop, fantasy and surrealism.The titular rabbit car pays homage to a vehicle from the Japanese series, Dragon Ball. The artist explains that its position and placement wields no particular symbolism or meaning – “the fantasy of the work refers purely to its naivety.”As well as a series of glow-in-the-dark and glitter details, each print has been hand-finished by the artist using spray paint.
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