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Agim Meta’s Offbeat Surrealist Paintings

Influenced by 20th-century surrealism, Albanian painter Agim Meta's paintings combine disparate images in a nonsensical way that evokes the game Exquisite Corpse. But Meta's surrealism is full of kitsch and pastiche, analyzing subconscious associations as they play out in the pop culture-tinged contemporary imagination. Desert landscapes and biomorphic masses nod to the original surrealist masters, but Meta approaches the genre with a more illustrative quality. His work has a humorous, sometimes campy, feel: The characters' over-the-top expressions negate any self-seriousness. Take a look at some of his recent work after the jump.

Influenced by 20th-century surrealism, Albanian painter Agim Meta’s paintings combine disparate images in a nonsensical way that evokes the game Exquisite Corpse. But Meta’s surrealism is full of kitsch and pastiche, analyzing subconscious associations as they play out in the pop culture-tinged contemporary imagination. Desert landscapes and biomorphic masses nod to the original surrealist masters, but Meta approaches the genre with a more illustrative quality. His work has a humorous, sometimes campy, feel: The characters’ over-the-top expressions negate any self-seriousness. Take a look at some of his recent work below.

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