Sunday, 20 June 2010

Surrealist Manifesto

‘Let us not mince words: the marvellous is always beautiful, anything marvellous is beautiful, in fact only the marvellous is beautiful’ (André Breton, Surrealist Manifesto)
Above: John Gall & Ned Drew, book cover of The Box Man by Kobo Abe (2001). Vaughan Oliver, Tim Vary (designers) & Simon Larbalestier (photographer), poster for Ballet Preljoncaj: Paysage après la bataille (1998).

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


"You can imagine everything, try out every image on a computer. But the image will never have the perfection of hand-done work. That freedom is so important to me. I don't like to use the square, aggressive teeth of the computer screen. Except when it is used within a composed image. The future development of images is linked for me with the accidental effects brought about by hand. In spite of some modestly rewarding experiences with a 'paint box' I see no use for computers in my personal work. I prefer the Polaroid because it is candid, ephemeral and instantaneous and it brings everything down to the bare truth, stripped of superfluities"
Absolute bonus, just found out there is a new exhibition at the RCA featuring a retrospective of CIESLEWICZ's work.See here