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Surreal Alternative

April 14 - May 13, 2018

On April 14th, RJD Gallery – specialists in the genre of realism, will present their premier exhibition dedicated to contemporary Surrealist painters. Surrealism allows us to see art in its purest form because it stems from imagination rather than rational thought and it often features elements of surprise with random objects and unpredictable juxtapositions. The world today draws parallels, with post World War I, when Surrealism was born, when artists, such as Salvador Dali or Rene Magritte, & intellectuals, like Andre Breton, were looking for an escape against the harshness of reality. Today, within news and global politics we are challenged by the excessive exposure to fear & lately, “Alternate facts“ – so that surrealists again, are essential to present a provocative view, to open and challenge the human mind and offer respite.

This exhibition will feature numerous paintings from each of the following international representational painters: Turkish artist Fatih Gurbuz, celebrated Swedish artist Alexander Klingspor, award-winning Angolan-Portuguese painter Jorge Santos, and Margo Selski, will be on display. While at first appearing to be classical in composition, palette and technique, viewers will be intrigued by and eventually challenged by the enigmatic, provocative narratives. The canvases become artistic roadmaps to liberate perception and invite us to contemplate the human experience beyond the confines of rationalism. These artworks summon us to escape and liberate our thinking, explore our imaginations and discover beauty beyond the boundaries of our perception.

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Sovereign

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Gumballs with a Prize

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Hot Tomato

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

LOVE

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Mouse Trap

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Pies

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Sound of Silence

24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Linen

Target

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Reverence

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Stoicism

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Emanate

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Ever After

34" x 29" / 86.4 x 73.7cm
Oil on Panel

El Matador

96" x 56.5" / 243.8 x 143.5cm
Graphite on Archival Paper

Yemaya and Erinle

48" x 36" / 121.9 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen

Harriet Tubman

40" x 28" / 101.6 x 71.1cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel

Roots of New Orleans

66" x 43" x 5" / 167.6 x 109.2cm x 12.7cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel

Study of Apollo

70" x 83.5" / 177.8 x 212.1cm
Oil on Canvas

Wanderer

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Chocolat Plantation, Sapelo Island

48" x 60" / 121.9 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Medicine Show (Diptych)

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Love’s In Need Of Love Today

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

If It’s Magic

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Ase

48" x 66" / 121.9 x 167.6cm
Oil on Linen, Gold and Silver Leaf

Portrait of A Man and A Woman (Diptych)

19.6" x 15.6" / 49.8 x 39.6cm
Oil on Linen

Out of the Forest I Come

24" x 16" / 61 x 40.6cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Solitude

PURCHASE

The Horse Tamer

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

The Circle of Life

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Tributary

50" x 40" / 127 x 101.6cm
Mixed Media

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