a bundle of toys and desktop sunset - FINALIST, June 2020

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Added 2020-06-28 09:21:01

Description

Locked inside with my toys for company, my only means of socialising is playing with them as i see the sunset from my computer screen, unable to view it from inside my flat. Plastic friends and a digital scenery on my desktop screen to cope with isolation.

Specific details

Name of Artist: Andreas Spiliotopoulos
Width (inches): 40
Height (inches): 59
Media: Oil
Country: Greece
Painting Genre: Representational: Figurative / Other
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Rick J. Delanty, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "The essence of surrealism, for me, is the co-existence of elements in a painting that—according to our experience with the “real world”—are not normally (or never) seen together. There is an automatic suggestion of an implied narrative, that can be explored by asking, 'Why are these particular elements together in this painting?' I found myself looking at the bright green 'Hulk' character first, wondering whether this is a fight scene, a rescue, a choosing of sides…? Is the sunset behind them a part of the world of the characters, or is it on the screen of a monitor, to which the hand might be attached? Or is this basically a still life, and not surrealistic at all? I like that dichotomy about this work, and the wonderful craftsmanship with which all forms are painted. Visionary and precise!"