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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.

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MAGIC REALISM - Theory and Context

Magic Realism focuses on the mysteries of everyday life and the juxtaposition of objects unlike similar art movements like Surrealism which focuses more on the subconscious and dreams. The juxtapositi