Monday, 30 April 2012

The Surrealist Ideal.

Certainly not his first and hopefully not his last, Erik Madigan Heck's third collaboration with Queen of prints Mary Katrantzou sees the renowned photographer and founder of the high-end cultural magazine Nomenus Quarterly, take his latest collaboration "The Surrealist Ideal" to a new and exciting level, pushing the boundaries between fashion and art once again. 
Heck describes his latest work as being "pushed a little further in concept and form" compared to his previous two collaborations "Surrealist Planes" and "Florals" where he wanted his subjects to exist in an "other worldly realm, that wasn't confined to a physical reality". His title is in reference to the Surrealist ideals taken from well known surrealist painters such as Dali and Breton, who it is clear that Heck has been undoubtedly influenced by.
I am enraptured by Heck's brilliant use of mixed media and composition to create these extraordinary pieces that serve well in their role of accentuating Katrantzou's glorious prints, and am dreaming of the perfect exposed brick wall to perch one and dreamily stare at all day long. (I also wouldn't mind dreamily staring at the American Lothario himself either...)

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