examples of surrealist artwork
Surrealism was an important topic in the work of Friedrich Zettl from the early days. At the very beginning it was collages in the sense of the early French surrealists. This was followed by a series of oil paintings that dealt with surrealism.
It was not until many years later, at the end of the 1980s, that there were a few more attempts with surrealism.
Now surrealism is increasingly moving back into focus. In a new, very personal form, with a painting technique he developed himself, which enables him to combine ideas of surrealism with other currents, such as expressionism or Asian techniques.
The first works in this new phase often referred to painters like Max Ernst in a very reserved manner or took up other concepts of the early Surrealists, such as Surrealist Automatism. as we know it from André Masson`s works.
The following is a list of works that show Friedrich Zettl’s new approach to surrealism. Concrete elements are noticeably disappearing in favor of a semi-abstract approach and gradually the surreal in the abstract comes into focus.
Catalog New Surrealist Concepts
The pictures are arranged in reverse order to the creation, as the newest works are always ranked first.