Posts tagged “surrealist

HUNGER FOR THE MARVELOUS

“It will be my ability to get each subject, quietly and secretly, to unleash their creative powers, and in so doing, liberate them from their normal inhibitions, and into a state of trust, openness, and creative frenzy.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


UNTITLED, Oil on Canvas, 1974

Steven Arnold. Untitled. Oil on Canvas. 1974.

Steven Arnold. Untitled. Oil on Canvas. 1974.

Steven Arnold began the series from which this example is drawn in late 1974, shortly after his return from Spain, where he worked with Salvador Dali on the completion of his Theatre-Museum in Figueres.  To see more of this series, and other examples of Arnold’s art, visit our GALLERY page.


INVITATION TO YIN YANG

FUTURESCAPE

Great, extended use of the brain.
Powers we can only sense now, will manifest
and bring a magnificent age of clarity.
The merging of the sexes becomes a force-field of creativity.
Utopian satellite planets
Food and energy for everyone.
An age of humanism more passionate and conscious than we can fathom,
If we wake up and listen to the universe.

STEVEN ARNOLD

 

DRAWING DREAMS

” My drawings are my own language, voices from my subconscious… automatic image writing.  I draw directly on the paper with my pen without preconceiving anything – allowing the drawings to make themselves.  Often I am surprised and shocked by what appears – sometimes I laugh.  These drawings are strictly personal and not intended to entertain anyone.  Many of the images come from my dreams.  Sometimes when I am drawing, it’s as if forces are working through me, and I am only a medium.  I like the results and learn about my other sides… I hang new drawings by my bed and look at them a lot before going to sleep.  I find the more I draw, the stranger the drawings become, but also, they get better and better.”   – Steven Arnold


UNTITLED (Spirit Guides)

UNTITLED (Spirit Guides) During the final years of his life, Steven Arnold returned to painting, completing a large body of visionary canvases which explore many topics including family, sex, mortality, celebration, and spirituality.

UNTITLED (Spirit Guides), oil on canvas, 1991
During the final years of his life, Steven Arnold returned to painting, completing a large body of visionary canvases through which he explored many interests including family, sex, mortality, dreams, celebration, and spirituality.


SNAIL MAN

SNAIL MAN A surrealist tableau by late multidisciplinary artist Steven Arnold.

SNAIL MAN
A surrealist tableau by late multidisciplinary artist Steven Arnold.


ADVENTURES WITH SALVADOR DALI

During his apprenticeship with Salvador Dali in 1974, Steven Arnold not only helped Dali embellish and open his Teatro-Museo Dali, but also made several public appearances with the maestro. This clip, from a local paper, details an event that Dali hosted, along with Steven Arnold and Kaisik Wong, in the town square of Granollers, Spain.  Steven Arnold is pictured on the far right of the upper photograph, wearing a Chinese drag costume that he designed.  Kaisik Wong is on the far left, dressed as Monkey.  To Dali's right is Merle Bulatao, Kaisik's muse and model.  

During his mentroship with Salvador Dali in 1974, Steven Arnold not only helped Dali embellish and open the Teatro-Museo Dali, but also made several public appearances with the maestro. This clip, from a local paper, details an event that Dali hosted, along with Steven Arnold and Kaisik Wong, in the town square of Granollers, Spain.  Steven Arnold is pictured on the far right of the upper photograph, wearing a Chinese drag costume that he designed.  Kaisik Wong is on the far left, dressed as Monkey, to Dali’s right is Merle Bulatao, Wong’s muse and model.