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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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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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Bio Art  

Suzanne Anker

From Anatomical studies to landscape painting to the Biomorphism of Surrealism, the biological realm historically provided a significant resource for numerous artists. More recently, Bio Art became a term referring to intersecting domains that comprise advances in the biological sciences and their incorporation into the plastic arts. Of particular importance in works of Bio Art is to summon awareness of the ways in which the accelerating biomedical sciences alter social, ethical and cultural values in society.

Coming to the fore in the early 1990s Bio Art is neither media specific nor locally bounded. It is an international movement with practitioners in such regions as Europe, the US, Russia, Australia and the Americas. Several subgenres of Bio Art exist within this overarching term:

(i) Artists who employ the iconography of the 20th and 21st century sciences, including molecular and cellular genetics, transgenically altered living matter and reproductive technologies as well as the diverse fields of neuroscience. All traditional media such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and drawing are employed to convey novel ways of representing life forms. Images of chromosomes, the double helix, magnetic resonance imaging body scans and neuroanatomy comprise this iconography. The molecular underpinnings of the living world have also become visible through high technological instrumentation when artists incorporate such pictorialisations as part of their practice. Representations span both genotypic variations and phenotypic ones. Artists include Suzanne Anker (...

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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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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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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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Luis Enrique Tord

(b Arequipa, Aug 19, 1940).

Peruvian painter and printmaker. He studied in the Netherlands and produced fantastic Surrealist-influenced pictures, in which he made reference to Flemish and Italian painting of the Renaissance. In a number of his dreamlike paintings figures appear to have emerged from a great box of robot toys, contributing to the painting’s disconcertingly cold atmosphere....

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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....

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Austrian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active and since 1974 naturalised in France.

Born 6 February 1948, in Linz, to Yugoslavian parents.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator.

Jean Stieger lives in Nancy. He describes himself as a Surrealist-Symbolist painter. In particular, he illustrates the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka. He uses the language of madness and metamorphosis to describe the universe. He does not take part in group exhibitions. His paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions in France, particularly in Alsace and Lorraine, and in several European countries....