Redd Walitzki’s Whimsical ‘The Midsommar Dream’ Paintings

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Redd Walitzki‘s fantastical paintings offers a vision of people fully engrossed into the natural world, with magical implications. In a show at Haven Gallery, “The Midsommar Dream,” the artist calls upon ancient folktales and dreamlike visions. Walitzki was last mentioned on here.

“These lush paintings were inspired by the misty forests and folktales Redd encountered during an Artist Residency in Finland, and feel as if perched on the brink between our world and a land of shadow and myth,” the gallery says. “In folk magic Midsommar was a very potent night where the veil between worlds is thinner, and will-o’-the-wisps and other magic creatures may be summoned deep within the woods. The sylphine figures in these paintings wield this power, or perhaps the inner power that comes from deeper psychic states and visions.”

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