Symbolism remains far more felt than understood, more disquieting than soothing. In these primitive visual myths of their secret lives, animalistic figures provide a means for emotive personification, characterizing or exhibiting human motives and foibles, with external traits suggesting internal ones. – Lori Field
A nymph’s body in repose, eyes softly closed in flowers and dew, sets the scene for “Exquisite Corpse”. Unclear if she is dead or dreaming, the mystery hangs over the six songs on Roxanna Walitzki’s debut EP, veiling the gauzy French poems in captivating ambiguity.
Exclusive interview with artist Benjamin Vierling for Miroir Magazine Terra Firma issue.
Q: How long have you been an artist? Please tell us a little about your chosen medium.
A: I’ve been composing images for as long as memory serves. I have distinct recollections of drawing for hours as a child.
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Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed “the god-father of pop surrealism” by Interview Magazine. Artnet named Ryden and his wife, the painter Marion Peck, the King and Queen of Pop Surrealism and one of the ten most important art couples.
Mysterious things usually make you feel uncomfortable, restless and uneasy. Jon Jaylo’s mystery gave me a sense of serene acceptance of the unknown.
Jon Jaylo has recently exhibited his art at Distinction Gallery, in an amazing sold out show. Artist, filmmaker, curator, and MIROIR editor, Ixie Darkonn traveled from her home in Rome, Italy to Escondido, California to attend Jon’s opening at Distinction Gallery, take photos, and write this exclusive interview. more » “Jon Jaylo’s Wonderland Chronicles”