Bio from the official website of Jeffrey Harp
I like toys, the Occult, antique photos, comics and horror. These pages are under heavy construction. In the meantime you can find any other work here.
Color in Motion Volume 260
Marvels Paradise Sea
c-print, 45x55in., 2013
Dan Hillier (1973) is an english artist, whose graphic work is the result of combining Victorian woodcuts with elements of surrealism, hybrid beings which are a perfect distortion of reality. As he points out, his illustrations are mostly influenced by german artist, pioneer of Dada and Surrealism, Max Ernst. Among other of his influences are the underground comics, the old illustrations of biology and anatomy and his travels to India, Nepal and Australia.
M.C. Escher ‘Drawing Hands’
28.2 cm × 33.2 cm (11.1 in × 13.1 in)
Alexandra Grant, Mark Licari and Stas Orlovski present Drawing Surrealism @ LACMA Oct 21, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013 | Art News
The following exhibition at the prestigious Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been running since October and is something that we feel anyone who is in the area and has been following what we are presenting will absolutely love. Full details below on this trio show from current rising artists in the field of surrealism.
From LACMA | http://www.lacma.org/
Drawing Surrealism explores the significance of drawing and works on paper to surrealist innovation. Long considered the medium of exploration and innovation, drawing was set free from its associations with other media and valued as a predominant means of expression and innovation with the advent of surrealism. Automatic drawings, exquisite cadavers, decalcomania, frottage, and collage, for example, are just a few of the processes invented by surrealists as means to tap into the subconscious realm.
The exhibition examines the impact of surrealist drawing on a global scale, with approximately 200 works representing 90 artists from 16 countries. Drawing today is in many ways indebted to the expansive and innovative approach to artistic creation and the primacy of drawing encouraged by surrealism. For contemporary artists, drawing is a process more than a medium; it functions as a metaphor for experimentation and innovation that defies any strict material definition. The inclusion of drawing-based projects by contemporary artists Alexandra Grant, Mark Licari, and Stas Orlovski, conceived specifically for the exhibition, aims to elucidate the diverse and enduring vestiges of surrealist drawing.
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This exhibition was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and was supported in part by LACMA’s Prints and Drawings Council. Additional funding was provided by Erika Glazer and Myron Laskin. The publication was made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Image: Federico Castellón, Her Eyes Trembled, gift of the 2006/2007 Drawings Group © Federico Castellón Estate, Digital Image © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was a gynaecologist in Berlin and a world-famous popular science writer who illustrated the form and function of the human body with spectacular, modern man-machine analogies. In the 1920s, his magnum opus, “Das Leben des Menschen” (The Life of Man) – a five-volume series – was renowned as a German accomplishment of global repute. In the 1930s, his books were banned and burned by the Nazis, then edited by Kahn’s publisher and reissued as plagiarisms with a superimposed anti-Semitic chapter.
The Jewish intellectual was expelled from Germany, and settled in Palestine, later in France. He was eventually able to escape his pursuers, with personal help from Albert Einstein, by immigrating to the U.S., where he successfully continued his career as a bestselling author. He spent his final years in Danish exile and died in Ascona, Switzerland in 1968, when he was almost 80, after an extraordinary life and career.
In Germany, Fritz Kahn was silenced. Now some thousand links on the internet demonstrate a newly aroused interest in Kahn, especially among young historians and designers. To this day, creative professionals all over the globe are inspired by the images Kahn’s staff produced for his books almost 100 years ago. Many adapt his inimitable metaphoric approach for their own contemporary interpretations.
The aim of the illustrated monograph “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine” is to popularize his unique works again and to show why and how this valuable part of German cultural history is still alive today.
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Color in Motion Volume 168
Pável Acevedo “Untitled”
Color in Motion Volume 164: Salvador Dalí “Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man” 1943
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dalí
Color in Motion 163: Salvador Dalí “Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)” 1936
Color in Motion Volume 163: Salvador Dalí “Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)” 1936
“One could not imagine swallowing all that unconscious meat without the presence of some mealy and melancholy vegetable.” – Salvador Dalí
Color in Motion Volume 160
Mark Ryden “Corkey Ascending to the Heavens”
Ryden’s vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the mysterious recesses of the soul. A subtle disquiet inhabits his paintings; the work is achingly beautiful as it hints at darker psychic stuff beneath the surface of cultural kitsch. In Ryden’s world cherubic girls rub elbows with strange and mysterious figures. Ornately carved frames lend the paintings a baroque exuberance that adds gravity to their enigmatic themes. (Mark Ryden’s Official Bio)