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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Under the Rose (Sub rosa) – Limited Edition Unframed Print

19.3 x 20 in | 49 x 50.8 cm

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The Avarice Colony – Limited Edition Unframed Print

25.7 x 20 in | 65.3 x 50.8 cm

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Starla – Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 20 in | 50.8 x 50.8 cm

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Forage – Limited Edition Unframed Print

25 x 20 in | 63.5 x 50.8 cm

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Scavengers – Limited Edition Unframed Print

25.3 x 13 in | 64.3 x 33 cm

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Exit of the May Queen – Limited Edition Unframed Print

14 x 14 in | 35.6 x 35.6 cm

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Whirlwind – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

24 x 20 in | 61 x 50.8 cm

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The Visitors – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 24.7 in | 50.8 x 62.7 cm

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The Cape – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 28 in | 50.8 x 71.1 cm

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Pheasant Keeper – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 26.6 in | 50.8 x 67.7 cm

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Choctaw of Mississippi

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

Milayla

14" x 14" / 35.6 x 35.6cm
Casein on Canvas

Apple of My Eye – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 24 in | 50.8 x 61 cm

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In the Distance – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 20 in | 50.8 x 50.8 cm

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Sojourn – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

24 x 20 in | 61 x 50.8 cm

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Light Keepers – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 24 in | 50.8 x 61 cm

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Low Tide – Limited Edition Unframed Print

30 x 20 in | 76.2 x 50.8 cm

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Icelander – Limited Edition Unframed Print

25 x 20 in | 63.5 x 50.8 cm

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Sprung

26.5 x 20 in | 67.3 x 50.8 cm

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Pecking Order – Second Limited Edition Unframed Print

20 x 16 in | 50.8 x 40.6 cm

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Turn Starboard

16 x 12 in | 40.6 x 30.5 cm

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Aurora Serenate

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Watercolor on Clay Panel

Sound of Home

6" x 6" / 15.2 x 15.2cm
Watercolor on Clay Panel

The Eyes Tell The Story (Diptych)

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvass

The Seamstress

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on Panel

Boogie Man

30" x 39" / 76.2 x 99.1cm
Oil on Panel

The Ghost

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on Panel

Schema of Suspects

66" x 61" / 167.6 x 154.9cm
Mixed Media 3 Piece Installation

Rococo

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil on Panel

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