“Why did you cut off Dalí’s head?!”
In 2014 Salvador Dalí would have celebrated 110 years. Even though he passed away more than two decades ago, his influence is still profusely felt. He has touched also my heart and as the epitome of creativity has become a member of my personal ‘pleiad’. I decided to create a painting reflecting my vision of him, based on a dreamscape that I had glimpsed earlier.
I love symbolism and exploring meanings through it. Following Dali’s ‘Paranoiac-Critical Method’ I filled the canvas with double meanings. In the painting are several acts of morphing realities and multiple aspects are melting together, the petrifying look of decapitated Medusa, the decapitation of John the Baptist…
I mention about it in the video presentation bellow.
Moreover, as I mention in the video, the painting contains one hidden metamorphosis, which “changes all”. I intentionally don’t want to reveal it here. If you don’t fall for the first impression and for what is said, but observe all details and connect the apparently unrelated, you are able to realize that his head is perhaps not cut at all and it well may stand for a totally different scene… instead of death, you may discover life.
This painting is designed to provoke, reflect the creative spirit, and evoke own creativity.
Inspired by Dali’s theory of ‘paranoid–schizoid‘ state in the process, I signed this art piece in my own blood. It’s a symbolic expression. Artists put themselves into their work, and often invest their life into their work… and blood is life. Hence, there’s life and literally a piece of me in this art.
Having done this painting before Christmas, it has come to stand for the slogan: “Creatividad para navidad”.
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