Surrealism is an artistic movement originated in the late 1910s, and officially consecrated in 1924, with the “Surrealist Manifesto”, written by André Breton (1896-1966), who defined Surrealism as:
“Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express — verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner — the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.”
Influenced by the psychological theories and dreams studies of Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939), and the political ideas of Karl Marx (1818 – 1883), the Surrealists believed that the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination.
Twelve photographers and one sculptor created exceptional works inspired by this concept. Surrealism is not a new idea for them, as they have been consistently “playing” with imaginary elements, which surpass the norms and rules of reality. Each one of them present their own fantastic world, sharing with us with their dreams through their marvelous creations.
Surrealism: May/June, 2016
DaphneArts Gallery I
Awesome Fallen, Catarina Carneiro de Sousa (CapCat Ragu), Kato Salyut, Kimeu Kamolla, Loé, Meiló Minotaur, Miles Cantelou, Owen Landar, Sina Souza, Skye Nefekalum (Azram Belwraith), Thea Maiman, Theda Tammas, Yoon