Monday, December 26, 2016

Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) ... Transfer of meaning, lithograph 1949

 "What is at stake here is a totally new unity of form, meaning and feeling: language-images that cannot simply be thought up or written up … They constitute new, multifaceted objects, resembling polyplanes made of mirrors … As if the illogical was relaxation, as if laughter was permitted while thinking, as if error was a way and chance, a proof of eternity.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Oskar Pafka (1896-1949) ...Femina Satanus - oil painting on plywood 1935

Wilhelm Laage (1868-1930) ...Final, woodcut 1899

The woodcut with its dark masses, with its "face" striving out of chaos to the light, simple, simple and yet immensely strong in the language, I needed, and jubilantly I clung to him as he said to me: "Take Me, I will help you to express what is raging and roaring within you. " Like a demon, he always stood before me and drove me to restless work. Soon I realized its value for my art. WL 1917

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus show in Dublin! Opening night 9th of September at Gallery X

The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus & Gallery X present this landmark exhibition of international esoteric and arcane art. This is not only the first event of this kind for Ireland, but also the first time works by legendary figures such as Austin Osman Spare, Hans Bellmer, and Leonor Fini - amongst many others - will be exhibited in the country. 

Unrestricted by dogma or shared ideology, this exhibition encapsulates the vibrant and expansive scope of esoteric and ecstatic art, and shall afford the viewer a rare opportunity to be enchanted to the most exotic outer reaches of the imagination and the spirit.

Artists and performers:

Austin Osman Spare, George Russell (Æ), Nema Andahadna, Amodali Zain, Leonor Fini, Michael Bertiaux, Barry William Hale, Paul Holman, Val Denham, John Balance, Hans Bellmer, Peter Dyde, Roberto Milusic Migliussi, Wladd Muta, Andre Masson, Hagen von Tulien, Jon Witzky, Jónas Sen, Andrea Kundry, Julián Moguillansky, Edgar Kerval, Justin Lee Brown,Daniele Santagiuliana, Álvaro Barcala, Isabelle Gaborit, Alan Kostrenčić, Bogusia Matylda, Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos, Brian Conniffe, Charlie Martineau, Una Gildea, Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule,Victoria Musson, Andreuch O Maonaigh, Damien Echols, Dolorosa De La Cruz, David Beth,Giona Vinti,  Bridget Penney and master of ceremony Graham Duff!

~ 16th September from 6.oopm

Poetry perfomances by Paul Holman and Bridget Penney 

Films by Carl Abrahamsson ~ Change Itself – An Art Apart: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and SUB UMBRA ALARUM LUNA (A tribute to Derek Jarman’s super-8-epic In the Shadow of the Sun)