member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life


This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo


(Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mike Worrall

Born 1942 in Matlock Derbyshire, UK, he now lives with his family in Australia.




A mostly self-taught surrealist painter, he has also worked in film. The set of Alien 3, for example, had the advantage of his bizarrely beautiful talent, and Roman Polanski got the idea to film Macbeth from one of his paintings. I was absolutely struck by the magic and mystery of his paintings...









"The Looking-Glass Room"

Many of his works, for example this one:

and this one:

have the atmosphere, color, and vivid dream-like-escapades quality of "Glass Books of the Dream Eaters," the fantastic novel of detection and adventure by Gordon Dahlquist.








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