Hans Kanters Explores Dreamlike Symbolism with Surreal Paintings

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Hans Kanters, an artist based in Amsterdam, creates surreal paintings, lithographs and sculptures that are impossible to briefly describe. What one can say is that the bizarre, fascinating pieces depict life in all degrees of repressed emotion and social behavior. With some humor and irony, Kanters taps into the hidden parts of the human mind. With great emphasis, the artist renders what seems to be subversive imagery; the fantastical creatures and the absurd and grotesque scenery allude to the canonical works of Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. Within the ambiguous, dreamlike space that Kanter creates on the canvas, we find that the unconscious is transformed into a reality; the unexplainable and the imaginary remain an endless possibility.

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