Alex Flett (United Kingdom) Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which is visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.
Everything you see in my collages and works, hides another thing. It's like peeling an onion. The more you look, the more you will discover. I try to capture the essence of an inexplicable dream, an unidentifiable emotion or whatever other indescribable by-product of the subconscious I encounter in a narrative, sensual way. The power of surrealism is manifested in the instinctive emotional response to images that use the juxtaposition of the most unlikely symbols to convey the most relatable feelings. My work includes also bold experiments with bold colors, allusions to the modern politics in a feminine way and classical symbolism. Women are central in my work.They've always inspired and fascinated me as well in the classical as in the modern world. They are like modern goddesses to me and that's how I want to depict them.