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The Invisible Realm – Surreal Collage by Felipe Posada
Felipe Posada Artist Statement
My artwork is a journey through the invisible realm: a dimension where conventional laws of physics have no ruling effect, and thoughts with intent are allowed to take visual form. Here, intuition, memories, visions and dreams are as tangible as every day objects. Through my work I visit and revisit concepts that have fascinated me, scared me and intrigued me since I was a child. The results, often unpredictable, are compositions filled with symbolism and hidden meaning. Topics such as alchemy, metaphysics, mythology, space exploration, astrology, sacred geometry, anthroposophy, the human psyche can often be found in my artwork, sometimes infused with a dash of retrofuturism and mixed with the inevitable influence of pop culture that engulfs us.
Therefore it is valid to say that my work relates to my own existence but it also makes part of a greater conscience …or to be more precise, to the collective unconscious.
Felipe Posada Biography
Felipe Posada is a Brooklyn NYC based visual artist, designer and creative director. He started experimenting with digital collage in 2004, producing a limited number of personal pieces between 2005 and 2010. However It was only in 2015, after a decade of working in the fast paced world of branding and advertising, and impulsed by a personal calling, that he took a step back and decided to focus on his journey as an Artist. More mature and experienced, and with the keen eye of a Creative Director, Felipe went back into exploring collage as an avenue of visual communication. With a lifetime of ideas and concepts stored within, he began the process of creating a substantial body of work based on his own impressions of reality, guided by his intuition and aesthetic sensibility. Since then, he continues to create conceptual art utilizing both analog and digital methods. The results are compositions rich in symbolism and hidden meaning which can be outputted as large scale prints. However, one of Felipe’s next projects is to explore ways to further interact with his artwork with the purpose of producing unique fine art pieces. In his career as an artist Felipe has been referred to as Dali 2.0 and modern day Bosch… compliments that are hard to live up to, so he takes them very seriously.
Further notes by Posada
My Surreal Collage work is influenced by subjects which had an impact in me when I was growing up. Some of those subjects I have continued to explore as I became an adult. From bedtime stories that my dad used to invent for me when I was a kid (Serge the Astronaut) to actual dream sequences, my curiosity about Metaphysics, parallel realities, etc. all of that combined with my passion for combining images with a sense of aesthetic and rithm to create compositions reflecting alternate forms of reality.
I believe that images and symbols, if used correctly, have the power to work directly in the collective unconscious of men. And that is where I wan to leave my imprint.
I have great respect for surreal artists from both the past and present, regardless of what medium they’ve chosen to produce their work. Going all the way back to Hieronimus Bosch to more “recent past” artists such Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, László Moholy-Nagy the more I move forward in my path as an artist, the more I feel their presence when I create my work. I also want to acknowlege the work of modern surrealist Storm Thorgerson (Hipgnosis) and the amazing volume of work that he produced. And arriving back to our days, Eugenia Loli who I dare to say gave me the impulse to begin producing my most recent body of work, to the work of Mariano Peccinetti, Sammy Slabbinck, Justin Mays, Albane Simon, Adrew Mcgranahan, Mr. Babies, Slimesunday, Trash Riot, Karen Lynch among many other artists. Some of them use analogue collage as their output, others like myself incorporate digital methods. Regardless of it, I believe in the essence of surrealism which I see in them, and I feel honored to be part of this generation of new surrealists.