a few samples of my surreal paintings and graphics
When I started painting decades ago, the first few years were marked by surrealism. Mainly because I was more concerned with literature and I soon came across authors like André Breton or Paul Éluard, whose ideas fascinated and influenced me.
At the very beginning, I did collages in the sense of the early French surrealists. This was followed by a series of oil paintings that dealt with surrealism.
But at this time, surrealism as a concept for art was already a little out of fashion. Expressionism and later Asian art exerted a greater influence on me and have essentially not lost their appeal to this day.
Later there were periods again when I incorporated surreal elements into my pictures. But these were always only short phases.
With the new painting technique that I have recently developed, dreamy elements can be created well and that I have dealt with psychology a lot again, it is not surprising that surrealism is again more in my field of vision. But unlike the old guard of surrealists, they are semi-abstract works – and yet with a surreal touch.
In between, there are always phases in which surrealism breaks through. But most of the time it just keeps playing around with ideas without actually finishing them.
I’ve put together a page to showcase some of my past and new surreal work at: new surrealism concepts
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