Neo-Expressionist and Surrealist Art by Raul D’Mauries

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Raul D’Mauries is an artist in the Bay Area. His work has been featured across California. A self-taught artist, Raul began painting with oils and acrylics in 2005. Surreal artists such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte are major influences, but Raul defines his style as “low brow” or pop surrealism. He continues to experiment with different styles and mediums to improve his techniques.

Raul’s art will be featured at 3Dot Art Gallery in Alameda California for the month of October (2017). 3Dot Art Gallery is one of the businesses featured in Alameda’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. Check it out to see what other art events are happening. During the month of October, 3Dot’s neighbor gallery, Studio 23, will present it’s popular UV Blacklight Art Show. If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss a fun, free and sensory filled experience at both 3Dot Art Gallery and it’s sister gallery Studio 23!

Pandora's Box

Pandora’s Box, Oil on Panel, 2017

Raul Painting 2017

Raul D’Mauries at Work (2017)

 

The World Has No Mind

View with a Grain of Sand
by Wisława Szymborska

We call it a grain of sand,
but it calls itself neither grain nor sand.
It does just fine without a name,
whether general, particular,
permanent, passing,
incorrect or apt.

Our glance, our touch mean nothing to it.
It doesn’t feel itself seen and touched.
and that it fell on the windowsill
is only our experience, not its.
For it, it is no different from falling on anything else
with no assurance that it has finished falling
or that it is falling still.

The window has a wonderful view of a lake,
but the view doesn’t view itself.
It exists in this world,
colorless, shapeless,
soundless, odorless, and painless.

The lake’s floor exists floorlessly,
And its shore exists shorelssly.
Its water feels itself neither wet nor dry
and its waves to themselves are neither singular nor plural.
They splash deaf to their own noise
on pebbles neither large nor small.

And all this beneath a sky by nature skyless
in which the sun sets without setting at all
and hides without hiding behind an unminding cloud.
The wind ruffles it, its only reason being
that it blows

A second passes.
A second second.
A third.
But they’re three seconds only for us.

Time has passed like a courier with urgent news
but that’s just our simile.
The character is invented, his haste is make-believe
his news inhuman.

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“View with a Grain of Sand” from View with a Grain of Sand, by Wisława Szymborska. Copyright © 1976 by Czytelnik, Warszawa. Text copyright © 1995 by Harcourt Brace & Company. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Henry Miller on Originality

“In the four hundred years since the last devouring soul appeared; the last man to know the meaning of ecstasy, there has been a constant and steady decline of man in art, in thought, in action. The world is pooped out: there isn’t a dry fart left.”
– Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer


Another quote from BOMB Magazine

“You can never guard yourself against absolute stupidity. People are so desperate for certainties that they would rather art were not art. They would rather it were history or autobiography because art’s really scary. If you’re saying this comes from nowhere, then they have to contemplate that.”
—Jeanette Winterson, BOMB 43, Spring 1993