Persistence Beyond Memory | 超越记忆的永恒
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Persistence Beyond Memory
It took three cats thrust in a frame and doused in water 26 times to capture the grandiloquent personality of the man. Known for his interest in everything from art to science, performance to fashion, Salvador Dali was an artist enshrouded in oddity.
The first artist to consider the persona as an extension of the artist’s work, Salvador Dali’s life was a memorable one. Innovative in straddling the commercial and the academic, Dali’s life work has unwittingly paved the way for artists such as Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama & Tracey Emmin. Despite the diversity of his practice, Dali’s inauguration in paint remains one of the most important aspects of an eclectic practice.
To begin the New Year, Je Fine Art Space brings Persistence Beyond Memory, a celebration of the works which secured Dali’s importance in art history. Named after his most iconic work, The Persistence of Memory, this exhibition celebrates Dali as an artist whose contribution to art history will continue well beyond living memory of the man.
A selection of 22 lithographs and etchings display the artists impressive technical ability and diversity of motifs. With excellent technical precision, Dali negotiates an alternate reality in print. Marrying optical games, erotic symbolism, science and religious iconography, Dali’s works embrace the subconscious in weird and wonderful ways. Fabricating dreams in reality, Dali is considered one of the most famous surrealists, despite being a relative latecomer to the movement. He was originally invited to the group by Andre Bresson, but was later shunned by the group for his neutral political attitude during the Spanish civil war. It didn’t stop the eccentric artist emphatically claiming, “you cannot remove me from surrealism, I am surrealism!”
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