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Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.
Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.
This strange business of what it is to be a writer is this increasingly insane world in which we live, in which surrealism, it seems, is the new realism.
Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.
I know the new comedy god is surrealism, but it doesn't touch my heart.
I've always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. That's what I've always done.
I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism.
But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.
Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.
The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.
I guess Surrealism has a draw for me because it's an unknown world. It's a world of subconscious. Some things you can't really get your hands on very easily. Things that are kind of nebulous and they feel like they're not completely formed. You have to feel your way through that.
The overintellectualization of surrealism can be a bromide. A dream interpreted is a deflated dream.
As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism's anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot.
My cartoon strips in college strived to have the Schulzian mix of surrealism and Charlie Brown angst. A bit of that combo shows up in 'Up.'
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