Thursday, August 21, 2008

SAACHI GALLERY SHOWDOWN



My entry for SHOWDOWN IV, Round 1
to be held between 08-09-2008 and 15-09-2008 was

THE BEAST OF BABYLON

VOTES ARE NOW OVER, NEW ROUND STARTED, SEE THIS BLOG


Thank you for your votes in the previous Rounds 11 and 12 of Showdown III:
You helped place this work into the TOP 50 out of thousands of entries each time!


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Bogomil's Court

Bogomil's Court

Fantastic Realism and Surrealism, an Excursion into Bogomil's Universe


Bogomil's Universe is an excursion into the realms of the "Inner Universe" - a parallel universe that exists in the mind, and glimpses thereof are presented here. I am increasingly reluctant to speak of my work as strictly and exclusively surrealistic. While Surrealism provided the initial spark, and some of the methods of Surrealism are employed, I do not suppress the influence of the rational and selective focus. Thus, particularly in later works, there is to be found a conscious juxtapositioning of the complementary forces of inspiration and reason.
I do not concern myself with the elimination of the rational, the exclusivity of the irrational and the absurd, but presentation of the conscious and subconscious world as an inseparable whole. I draw my inspirations from the layered labyrinthic underground which represents the "other side" of life, which is an "inner" imaginative-inspirational counterpart to the "outer" world, expressed with the help of logic-alogic associations, analogisations and symbolism.
My interest in Religion and Mythology is particularly expressed in my drawings. Technically, they are counterpoint to the Bogomil Cyclus paintings, relying almost entirely on the action of the sharpened pencil point on virginal paper, as opposed to textured surfaces as inspirational departure points in my paintings. In both instances however, the outcome is not pre-determined. The act of painting or drawing is a memorable trip into the uncharted realms of the "Inner Universe", the results of which are presented to you here after the fact.

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