“We always want to see what is hidden by what we see”, Rene Magritte.
Bedroom Painting #21 is included in the exhibition “Daydreams and Nightmares”, a virtual exhibition of modern and contemporary works that engage with the genre of Surrealism. Select works will be presented on the Gagosian website from May 5 through 22, 2021.
Today, Surrealism continues to fascinate and evolve as contemporary artists revisit its disruptive ideas. Presented on the Gagosian website and in the Frieze Viewing Room, Daydreams and Nightmares considers the legacy of the original movement, and the ways in which its spirit of adventure and subversion of reality have progressed over the past hundred years to foster an ongoing dialogue between art and society.”
Some of the featured artists employ innovative techniques to harness the unconscious, while others explore the “dream image” in representational painting. Other artists investigate alternative realities, uncanny visions, and mythical (or imagined) narratives. (Gagosian press release)