Artist Statement: Where to start with Dali? Or with Cadaques? The villagers say in their Catalan dialect ‘Cadaques, and nothing more’! Not even the rest of Catalunya! Because this town has a magical power. Maybe just perfectly located, like an island.
The same goes for Dali. Magical powers were natural to him, not only in draughtsmanship. People were deeply affected by him. I remember he was briefly fascinated by the ‘Hippy Phenomenon’ as he called it in his humorous ‘INGggaleeesh'. -Phil Clarke.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 112 x 91 cms
CHG Director's Statement: From world renowned, high society artist Phil Clarke - who calls Salvador Dali a friend - comes this exciting new selection of surreal art. Just take Dali and Warhol, then add Robert Rauschenberg, and stir… VOILA! You’ve got the brilliant surreal-ness of Phil Clarke.
Allan Hogan, Introduction: Phil Clarke always has an entertaining and whimsical insight into the human condition. His creative and technical skills enable him to focus on the chaos of change in modern society and magically transform his subjects into new visions – a wry look at what’s happening right now.
The title of his latest exhibition is “Beyond Realism”, and very quickly Phil’s respect and admiration for the work of Salvador Dali is obvious. That’s not surprising, given that Phil lived for ten years in the Spanish village of Cadaques where Dali and his wife Gala entertained a passing parade of artists and hippies.
This is Phil’s first exhibition for eight years in his home town of Sydney, and it seems to me that these are paintings for the Ages. They’re not the product of the latest fashion in art. These are sensitive and compassionate images about love and war and people, and the world around us. Continue reading here.
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