About My Surrealistic Art

When it comes to creating surrealistic art, I like to create
artwork that has power, that has energy, that has a spiritual force of its own!

Sometimes, I like my surrealistic art to have the essence to ward off negativity,
either by being positively balanced, or with its sometimes macabre appearance, like a gargoyle
guarding a castle.

Sometimes, I also like the artwork to have an environmental, industrial, and musical essence.
These essences and their reflections are what I combine to give my work its strong
meaning along with its statement.

One of the reasons why I like the artwork to have an industrial essence
to go with the environmental essence is, because I believe that industry is not
an enemy of nature; only bad industry is. Many other beings in nature
are industrial, but their industrial actions are well synchronized
within nature's factors. Perhaps, someday soon,
our industrial actions will be the same.

Besides being an art, my works are also a place where I can practice my spiritual side.
As I am doing a work, it becomes a spiritual ritual. This begins with
a concept of dark and light. The dark is the factor of chaos, and the light,
the factor of meaning which gracefully rhythms and grows, as it extracts its
meaning from the chaos itself. The light is the meaning and the forms
which are created among chaos. The light is the powerful and graceful rhythm
of order and form.

My surrealistic work very rarely has titles.
I do not consider giving titles to my work, for the probability that the title
may simplify the feeling and the complexity of the work.

I believe that when it comes to viewing art of any type, it is best
to do so listening to a music that may fit near the essence of the artwork.
The music that I think may fit near the essence of my art, would be classical music
or music by artists such as Enya, The Cure, Thomas Dolby,
Joward Jones, and Rush.

When viewing the art, pay close attention to the line shapes, for they have
more meaning than they might appear. Some line shapes are subordinate towards others;
some line shapes dominate over others by passing over them;
some line shapes make crosses; some others come out
of certain places, suggesting a statement.

When looking at the shape or the posture of a figure, look at any part
that is larger than it should be, for that can mean a statement, especially,
if such a part looks heavier by the application of a stronger shadow
or just a hint of a brighter highlight.

Some shapes may look like they are one thing, but they may be another. Or, perhaps,
they are exactly what you think they are.

These and many other factors give additional meaning within my work,
as well as making it more interesting and mysterious.

In the very near future, I may be placing some poetry which will follow each artwork.
It is something that I would quite enjoy doing.

©1998 by Samuel Vergio Miensinompe