Pop Surrealism, a term introduced by the artist Robert Williams. It has its origins in the 1960's underground comics’ culture. The origins of Pop Surrealism referenced the underground world of toys, comic books and other egalitarian art forms. More recently, it has combined those with fantastical and dream-like subject matter. Like the artist Kenny Scharf wrote to describe his own work, "Surrealism is about the unconscious, and I feel my work is about the unconscious. The images come from the unconscious except that my unconscious is filled with pop imagery. My unconscious is pop, so therefore the art would be Pop-Surrealism."
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As for me, I am an artist and an avid lifelong learning practitioner. Areas of focused attention center on Epistemology, Jungian Psychology, mythology and world cosmologies.
Artistically, I identify with the Surrealists creative process; automatism. André Breton, the founder of Surrealism, defined surrealism as "Pure psychic automatism”. According to Wikipedia,”Automatic drawing was developed by the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move 'randomly' across the paper. In applying chance and accident to mark-making, drawing is to a large extent freed of rational control. Hence the drawing produced may be attributed in part to the subconscious and may reveal something of the psyche, which would otherwise be repressed.”
My technique of painting and drawing has another dimension beyond "... Read More
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