Stefan brings Surrealism into the 21st Century.
Andre Breton the founder of the Surrealism movement studied Sigmond Freud, a devoted Marxist who sort freedom and aimed to liberate thought and narrative. Breton saw the unconscious mind, which produces dreams as the source of artistic creativity.
Surrealists Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali created hyper-realism in dream-like visions. Frida Kahlo gave Surrealism a voice in South America using the traditional artistry of Mexican ex-voto (an offering to a saint or a divinity).
Stefan has created a beautiful dreamscape in which he has painted in hyper-realism Marilyn Monroe’s red lips. The primal function, sex appeal. To quote Marilyn ‘Never underestimate the power of red lips.’ In Surrealist style, Stefan offers to liberate thought and narrative.