Welcome to Your Friday Art Fix. Each week, artist and gallery owner Kaeley Boyle handpicks art and artists we should know about.
In 1924, Andre Breton, poet and art critic, wrote the Surrealists Manifesto. It spoke about psychic automatism or the ability for artists to express the subconscious and conscious mind simultaneously — combining everyday objects and dreamlike states. Almost 100 years later, we can still see the influence the surrealist movement has had in contemporary art and the post-contemporary world.
Here is a list of seven contemporary painters stepping on the shoulders of Dali, Ernst, Magritte, and Miro -— the surrealist artists famous for melting time and turning our world inside out and upside down.
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Kaeley is a contemporary artist and cultural organizer who loves good espresso and a cold Coke Zero.