Inspired by LACMA’s recent survey of female surrealist artists “In Wonderland“, we’ve decided to launch a “Surreal Showdown.”
We love the imaginative art form that is Surrealism – – the meshing of ideas about the subconscious mind, the dreamworld, symbolism and the unexpected, and are confident that the Saatchi Online community will have a truly unique interpretation of this art form.
Popularized by artists like Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, Frida Kahlo, and Joan Miro, in the 1920’s, Surrealism still has a consistent impact in the visual language of the contemporary art world as is evidenced in the work of artists such as John Currin, Maurizio Cattelan and Louise Bougeouis.
Given Surrealism’s far reach into other cultural avenues including literature, theater, art and even fashion, we want the community to submit work from any medium so long as it is represented under the style of “Surrealism”.
We’ll be ready to start accepting entries later in the month so be sure to get your work in order, we look forward to your submissions. We suggest you like us on Facebook to stay up to date with all the Showdown updates.
Of course stay tuned for updates on our participating judges. The last two competitions were judged by acclaimed artists Wangechi Mutu and Peter Coffin whose work just recently opened as part of the Moca Exhibit “Transmission LA: AV CLUB” curated by Mike D here in LA.