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Beninese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1964.

Painter (mixed media).

Simplice Ahouansou is self-taught. In a manner that shows affinities with Surrealism, some of his paintings comment with irony on certain aspects of modern Western civilisation, such as communication, or protection of private property, while other works seem more firmly anchored in the artistic traditions of his native country of Benin....

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Antwerp.

Painter, watercolourist, graphic designer. Figures.

Roger van Akelyn evokes the anguish inherent in the human condition, sometimes using quasi-surrealist imagery.

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963.

Painter, draughtsman, collage artist, illustrator.

David Aronson, drawn to occultism, paints Surrealistically absurd images, which are sometimes frightening or disturbing. He has produced a set of paintings on the subject of the Holocaust. He also illustrates works for young readers....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 13 July 1949, in Paris.

Painter, engraver.

Julius Baltazar evolved from the Surrealism of his early works towards a spontaneous abstraction, which was revived in the 1950s and 1960s, producing works which can be described as abstract landscape art. His paintings evoke wind, air, sea, sky, space and atmosphere, or more precisely any element which is suddenly interrupted by being ripped open, revealing a void, a blank in the middle of which he nervously makes inscriptions reminiscent of Chinese writing or a signature. His techniques, which make use of scraping, jets of water and paint runs, give an impression of movement in space and facilitate fading in and fading out in the manner of Zao Wou-Ki....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Madrid.

Painter.

Carlos Forns Bada's painting displays a Cubist influence and, above all, a Surrealist influence, and also recalls certain works by Dalí and Chirico. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions, including: in 1977, the ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 5 November 1947, in Tourcoing.

Painter (mixed media). Interiors, landscapes.

Grisor lives and works in Lille. The graphic automatism of his early works has given way to figurative painting, in which he inserts actual objects, such as a coat with a fur collar, an iron, a video screen, or projector. His projects, montages dealing with the absurd, suggest the presence of the human being, which, however, is always absent from the picture....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA from 1972.

Born 1941, in Hunan.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

At the start of his career, Dennis Hwang used graphic techniques such as those used in batik in a so-called Abstract Surrealist style. He also wrote a book entitled ...

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Swiss, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 8 November 1950, in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Draughtsman.

Jean-Michel Jaquet studied at the École des Art Décoratifs in Geneva. He exhibited for the first time in Auvernier-Neuchâtel in 1973. Without being Surrealist, his drawings have the same freedom of invention, the same taste for puns and disrespect. In ...

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the Netherlands.

Born 1952.

Painter.

Miguel Lohlé was self-taught. The abstract lyricism and Surrealism in his paintings is partly drawn from CoBrA. His work, sometimes constructed and sometimes gestural, relies on experimentation with form and colour.

He has been represented in collective exhibitions including: Lineart, Ghent; ...

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Pangua (Burgos).

Painter.

José María Maestu's painting seems to be a take on the great figurative Surrealist tradition started by Dalí and Tanguy. He has participated in several group exhibitions (notably Art Jonction in Nice, 1987) and shows his works in solo exhibitions in Spain....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver.

The painting of Benito Marcos has its roots in Abstract Surrealism, its plastic preoccupation being with the arrangement in space of uncertain architectural forms. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions including: 1981, 1989, Bergamo; ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962.

Painter (mixed media).

Lionel Nosmas lives and works in Valensole. His work presents figurative images with a tendency towards Surrealism.

He has taken part in group exhibitions, including: the Galerie Lubin des Buards in Nice, 1985; the Carrefour des Arts (Art Forum) at the Villa Arson in Nice, ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Fontenay-sous-Bois.

Painter, sculptor.

Groups: Rupture, Phases.

Maurice Odic's art depicts interior worlds like those revealed by Surrealism and Lyrical Abstraction. In 1996, a surgical accident left him tetraplegic; since then, he has composed his pictures by computer....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 7 July 1948, in Paris.

Painter. Landscapes, architectural views.

Daniel Peccoux is married to the painter Léni-Dael. He paints fantastic architectural views in Surrealist-style landscapes. He has taken part in exhibitions, including the Salon des Indépendants in Paris in ...

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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1957, in Caracas.

Painter (mixed media), screen printer.

Alexandra Poleo's painting displays a kind of figurative Surrealism, not dissimilar to free figuration. She has taken part in collective exhibitions, including: touring exhibition with the Telarte group in the USA and Switzerland (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1961.

Assemblage artist, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Françoise Quardon works by collating, modifying and personalising. She refers to her Surrealist installations as 'psycho objects' and to her exhibits as 'psycho bric-a-brac' which reveals her emotions and her occasionally troubled sense of self....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 20 January 1950, in Montrichard (Loir-et-Cher).

Painter. Landscapes with figures, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Annie Raveau-Pignon is a self-taught artist. She paints landscapes with Surrealist overtones, with hauntingly obscure scenes drawn from ancient Rome, as seen in Wisdom; Lifetime; Voyage into Nothingness...

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Austrian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Vienna.

Painter.

Thomas Reinhold's style evolved from Abstract Expressionism, which he combines with automatism and emotion. He fills his palette with broken colours. He took part in collective exhibitions at the Neue Galerie, Graz (1981), in Trieste (...

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Barcelona.

Painter, draughtsman, mixed media.

Francesc Ruestes underwent classical training in Barcelona's art institutions. His art brings the Surrealist conceptual wave of the 1950s Catalan avant-garde up-to-date. The first exhibition of his work was shown in Barcelona's Alejandro Sales gallery....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957 or 1963.

Assemblage artist.

Alexander Schabracq lives and works in Amsterdam, where he exhibits his work in solo shows. He uses polychrome materials, or more recently bronze, to produce quasi-Surrealist works, opening the way to the most unexpected associations from the starting point of found or decorative objects....