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Not a Still life with Red Apples: New Zealand Art

Not a Still life with Red Apples: New Zealand Art

Through the captivating allure of surrealism, I experienced a liberating journey that shattered the chains of conformity, allowing me to create an extraordinary masterpiece that defies all expectations.

The genesis of this transformative artistic odyssey can be traced back to a profound childhood memory: a remark made by my fourth-grade teacher criticising my ability to paint apples. Although the discouragement lingered in my mind for years, I recognised the need to conquer this fear and push the boundaries of traditional still-life art.

Immersing myself in the mesmerising works of renowned surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, I found boundless inspiration. Magritte's profound statement, "This is not an Apple," resonated deeply within me, challenging the very essence of reality.

While Dali's iconic style, marked by its dreamlike quality and bizarre juxtapositions, beckoned me to explore the uncharted territories of imagination. Armed with their influences, I embarked on a creative expedition that resulted in a breathtaking painting transcending the limitations of its genre.

"Not a Still Life with Red Apples" is an extraordinary surrealism artwork that dares to question the notion of perception and leaves viewers with more queries than answers. At the heart of this masterpiece lies a captivating monarch butterfly, occupying a role that defies the laws of nature.

The fragile creature appears to delicately balance on the apple, or is it perhaps clasping the fruit in its ethereal grip? Meanwhile, the chrysalis in the background hints at an enigmatic metamorphosis unfolding before our eyes. The interpretation of this mesmerising tableau rests solely in the hands of the beholder.

This artwork is a testament to my artistic prowess; measuring 620mm x 480mm, it's not a large work, but it is impactful. Crafted meticulously with artist-quality Golden acrylic paints and mediums on canvas, its radiant colours and intricate details make it an invaluable gem I have kept in my personal collection.

This surreal masterpiece received recognition and was chosen to grace the prestigious January spot in the New Zealand Artists Calendar of 2021, solidifying its status as a noteworthy painting.

Embrace the profound power of surrealism by welcoming contemporary artwork that defies conventions into your life. Owning a unique piece of art, such as this masterpiece, brings an air of sophistication and intrigue to any environment, be it your cherished abode or esteemed workplace.

Suppose you are keen to possess an exceptional artwork that evokes a sense of wonder and challenges the boundaries of the ordinary. In that case, I invite you to contact me now. Inquire about commissioning a bespoke creation tailored to your unique vision and taste. And allow the magic of surrealism to transfigure your surroundings and elevate your artistic sensibilities to new heights.

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