About the Exhibition
The artwork was inspired in Magic Realism, an artistic movement originated in Latin America that encompasses a variety of different concepts which share in common an acceptance of magic in the rational world and that pretends to give verisimilitude to the fantastic and unreal. A fusion of Brazilian and Asian art, “Realismo Magico” portrays the natural in an otherwise unreal or magical environment enticing fantasy in the viewer.
Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is literature, painting, and film that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, share in common an acceptance of magic in the rational world. It is also sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. Of the four terms, Magical realism is the most commonly used and refers to literature in particular hat portrays magical or unreal elements as a natural part in an otherwise realistic or mundane environment.
The terms are broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as "what happens when a highly
detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe."
Magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature, particularly authors including Miguel Angel Asturias, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende. In English literature, its chief exponents include Salman Rushdie and Alice Hoffman.
61cm x 92cm
Acrylic and copper
92cm x 46cm
Apr 24, 2016