SURREALISM - Theory and Context
Surrealism has been one of the most significant influences on my practice and how it has developed. As the name suggests surrealism focuses on things beyond our reality taking influence from things such as dreams and the subconscious. As my concept developed my work became focused on the otherworldly and what is outside of our comprehension after researching alchemy and the works of Plato intertwining with surrealist ideals. One of the main aspects of surrealism I have taken on board is their use of automatic drawing and painting creating works which have the organic quality of many surrealist paintings.