Anne Luther Surreal Gallery

Anne Luther Surreal

Young Girl Who Dreams

Anne Luther Surreal Gallery Artist Statement
“Ever since I saw the Dali melting clocks, his strange mix of ingredients captured in paint, that fantasy dream world, I have been obsessed with the interpretation of dreams and the surrealist artist’s depictions of them. I want to expose that other world, the one which lives side by side with the real world, the fantasies and the nightmares. Sometimes that world is passionate and full of life, other times it is a little morbid.

Since time immemorial the human race has regarded dreams as mysterious, significant and powerful. They seem to speak directly to our aware mind from the unconscious, reflecting our joys, anxieties and hopes. Throughout history and across many different cultures, dreams have had much importance attached to them. The ancient Greeks and Japanese believed dreams to be warnings about the future, while Freud transformed the way people viewed dreams, believing their interpretation were a means of unlocking the subconscious mind.

In this show you will see a collection of dream and surreal art work re- interpretations. You will see clouds and a number of wings, the commonly recurring dream symbols for flying, but clouds and wings can also represent transcendence. There is a collection of disembodied hands, empty, reaching out, or filled with surprises and meaning. And then there are the masks, hiding our true self from others. In this show I want to pay homage to the Surrealist movement of the late 19th & 20th Century, by re- interpreting the icons of Magritte, Ernst, Duchamp and Dali in my own, often feminist, way.

In Surrealism, the eye exists in its savage state, a morality of revolt, myth and psychoanalysis. Jung said that our dreams reveal our hidden wishes and insights, that they are a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, the remarkable visions that visit us while we sleep. I hope you enjoy this journey through my hidden door.â€

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