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Hello all! :wave:

I just wanted to drop in and let everyone know how much I have been enjoying everyone's work. We have some amazing talent here, and I am happy to have been able to provide somewhat of a vessel for our community to thrive in, here on dA. But having said that, I myself being a huge fun and appreciator of surreal art, am mainly an experimental photographer at my core. At this point, it only makes sense to hand the rains over to someone who lives in our genre - DanNeamu, and myself will be switching places. And he will be taking the lead going forward.

Huge thanks to :icondanneamu:! Please give him a warm welcome digital handshake!

That is all! :D

adi0
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Wondering If Your Art Work Is Surreal?




Surrealism is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions or by resembling a dream. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise and non sequitur. You might be thinking, “what the frack does that mean?”. Let me explain...
Fantastic imagery can be created from this world by rethinking known ideas and presenting them in a completely unordinary scene, or from your own little world straight from your imagination. Incongruous juxtapositions are unexpected or out of place items that you have in fact put together such as a face on a flower for example. Non sequitur is a lack of meaning relative to what it follows and seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.

In addition: "I would also say that 'surreal' art has to do more with psychology and the present day world, rather than 'fantasy' art which often is set in the distant past as well as mythical worlds. Surrealism is more personal." - Tolkyes

With that, please make sure to read our rules.

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Tha Rules...

SUBMISSION RULES


  • To become a member you MUST have surreal artwork in your gallery. Otherwise we encourage you to add us to your watch list.
  • Please crop your images so that the art work is the only thing showing.
  • Make sure your work is submitted to the correct folder!
  • No WIP or scraps
  • Do not submit multiple variations of the same piece.
  • Submit ONLY what you consider to be your very best work.
  • One (1) submission per member per week.
  • If you get declined, please feel free to ask us why. We are here to help you.
  • Fantasy is not Surrealism.



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:icondavidrabin:
davidrabin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for accepting me as a member...
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:iconelleon12:
Elleon12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Thanks so much for accepting my request to join the group :)
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:icondofaust:
dofaust Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Thanks again for the declination.
Best regards
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:iconartin2007:
artin2007 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
hmmmm....I looked at your galleries,
and find that less than half the works
have any real, persuasive touch of the surreal.
The best surrealists on DA that I know
are not represented here... I'm to stay with the
talented surreal circles I know, and esp since
I see that there is so much .... elementary and superficial
and hasty photoshopping here, rather than
the surreal imagination...
....sometimes a spade is just a spade...
cheerio
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:icondofaust:
dofaust Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
I thought you would notice the surreal
aspects of my work, so I do not appreciate
your denial of membership. Be that as it may,
I will never communicate with the group's
admins. Please do not respond, 
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:iconuranium-sea:
Uranium-Sea Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  New Deviant
thank you, I'm flattered you accepted me into the group. so much genius artwork around here.  :)
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:icondavesteinart:
davesteinart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Thank you for accepting me into the group!
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:icontheartoflaughinannie:
TheArtofLaughinAnnie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the accept. Am a nutball for surrealist art from way back and somewhere got off track. There is some awesome talent here in this group. 
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Neo-Anima Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the inviation to co founder, Dan.
Ive Always liked the Group so I look forward to being a part.

:D  Sanne
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