Finnish visual artist Samuli Heimonen through his surrealist paintings uses animals as a metaphor for human emotion. For him painting is a good tool to bring up stuff that you don’t normally see, or you see but don’t understand. This is the basic idea of surreal picture: something quite normal becomes something exiting and intriguing.
My works are not about the animal world, but I have wanted to use the animal figure as a metaphor for human hopes, aspirations and fears. For me, animals seem to crystallise in a great way something fundamentally human. An animal or the nature is a mirror which provides an interesting platform to study the human being.
Antonio Mora is an experienced creative Spanish who after an extensive career like designer and art director, ends finally in the art to give free rein to his inexhaustible fantasy, to his eager expressive needs.
He describes himself as someone who makes cocktails, realizes from images found in blogs, magazines, and fusing them together, works of great forcefulness and expressive force that do not leave anybody indifferent. They disturb.
His originality takes root in the merger, in finding combinations that leave in the palate of our conscience flavors of evocation and mystery. Images that open a crack in our collective memory allowing us to watch, though only it is an instant the hybrid beings who populate our deepest dreams.
Chinese artist Wang Ruilin creates sculptures that unite the natural world with mythology and surrealism. Clouds hover on animal’s antlers like floating dreams and whales are infilled with rocky landscapes or lakes along their back.
‘I seek harmony with nature’, Ruilin describes of his work. ‘nature’s greatness lies in her inclusion of everything on earth, while man’s greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. to find conformity to nature is my life attitude’.