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        Surrealist Art For Sale

        Discover surrealism art for sale. Our collection features the contemporary artists putting a modern spin on the medium, with vivid, imaginative pieces. Shop today to buy surrealism art, including surrealist paintings, surrealist drawings and surrealist collage.

        About the artists

        Digital artist, Philip McKay reimagines Dali’s telephone in A New Machine, where his giant Photoshopped phone dwarfs the tiny figures walking towards it on the beach. In Waiting For The Rain, he nods again to Magritte with a figure, suspended in the clouds, who keeps hold of his hat and umbrella, despite missing his head.

        The influence of Magritte is also evident in Peter Horvath’s Untitled (Marlboro Man). The Canadian collage artist distorts the iconic image of the brooding, macho cowboy, tracing Margritte’s fine line between familiar and bizarre by distorting the well-known advert.

        Alexandra Gallagher is another artist who uses collage to distort reality. His hallucinogenic landscapes merge urban and rural environments to create a disorientating space-like backdrop to oversized humans. Her work, Forbidden Fruit sees a giant God-like woman, draw on an apple, in front of pink forests layered onto craggy mountains.

        Discover more Surrealism artists here including our female surrealist artists.

        About Surrealism

        Born in 1924, the surrealist art movement had its epicentre in Paris and its goal was to liberate human experience from the boundaries of rationalism. Its co-founder, the artist and poet, André Breton, studied Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis and was fixated on the idea that the unconscious mind was the source of human creativity. That’s why surrealist artists used techniques to allow their subconscious to express itself freely. Automatic drawing, for example, was said to be a way to let the subconscious take charge by letting the hand move freely or randomly across the page.

        These techniques may have been more ambition than reality. It was Joan Miró who said in 1952, “I was drawing almost entirely from hallucinations.” However, traces of grids can be seen beneath some of the Catalan artist’s works, suggesting these paintings had been meticulously planned.

        Salvador Dali is the movement’s most famous artist. His well-known surrealist paintings feature dystopian dreamscapes and bizarre motifs such as his lobster telephone or his iconic melting clocks. But it was Dali’s ability to merge these otherworldly images into his realistic style, making his artwork at once both strange and familiar.

        The combination of strange and familiar was also evident in the work of surrealist, René Magritte. The Belgian’s deadpan style makes peculiar subjects seem at first normal; prompting a distrust in the viewer. His images of the headless man in a bowler hat are well-known and in The Spirit of Geometry, Magritte also swaps the heads of a mother and baby resulting in an effect is both comic and unsettling.

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          Tilphousia

          Paintings - 98x90 cmRent for $ 280/mo

          Unicorn

          Photography - 120x90 cm

          An Answer to Darkness

          Sculpture - 42x40 cmRent for $ 205/mo

          Looking Up

          Paintings - 150x150 cmRent for $ 175/mo

          Shape of my heart

          Paintings - 102x76 cmRent for $ 180/mo

          Musaceae Quinque

          Paintings - 92x62 cmRent for $ 215/mo

          YOUR PRESENCE LIVENS UP ANY CONVERSATION

          Paintings - 122x92 cmRent for $ 600/mo

          Three Crows (medium size)

          Photography - 90x74 cm

          In These Solitudes 3

          Prints - 90x120 cmRent for $ 135/mo

          Metamorphosis

          Paintings - 240x174 cmRent for $ 280/mo

          A Woman in Her Garden

          Paintings - 100x150 cmRent for $ 105/mo

          Through the Broken Mist

          Prints - 90x119 cmRent for $ 235/mo

          I Was Wandering Naked, But Invented Braces

          Sculpture - 73x60 cmRent for $ 200/mo

          Insight

          Collage - 60x60 cmRent for $ 62/mo

          HEY GOOD LOOKIN'

          Paintings - 153x122 cmRent for $ 845/mo

          Divine Compassion

          Collage - 84x30 cmRent for $ 65/mo

          The Fireplace (medium size)

          Photography - 90x74 cm

          Night Hunter

          Paintings - 120x110 cmRent for $ 360/mo

          kreuzende Linien

          Paintings - 95x90 cmRent for $ 280/mo

          Musaceae Exedo

          Paintings - 62x48 cmRent for $ 185/mo

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          Paintings - 42x32 cmRent for $ 110/mo

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          Prints - 38x27 cmRent for $ 65/mo

          Musacear Exedo Duo

          Paintings - 82x22 cmRent for $ 170/mo

          Hide and Seek (medium size)

          Photography - 90x74 cm

          Hearty

          Prints - 92x69 cm