ALL THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE ARE A CRISIS OF CREATIVITY
When we allow all the parts of us to come forward, more of us is available to play, contribute and construct.
Sensual Surrealism is the photographic brainchild of photographer Julia Maryanska and top model Kim Iglinsky. We are influenced by the avant-garde Surrealism movement in art and literature during the 20th century that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. In Sensual Surrealism, we take this one step further, influenced also by the Romanticism movement – with an emphasis on imagination and emotion– to create imagery that specifically provokes and stimulates the senses.
We are creating provocative visual stories by inviting our subjects to step into a part of themselves they normally don't embody, and we create a scene for that part. We are invested in using this imagery to provoke and stimulate people's pre-existing ideas of themselves and to challenge the viewer to get touch with the subtle tension in the image. We are using the photographic process to midwife people's potential, and their present and future healing visions for themselves, for humanity and the planet through each photographic art journey, telling a healing story.
When we get in touch with the person and the vision depicted, the vision comes through us through our own senses, rather than the mind and we are able to consider a different perspective on a pre-existing idea.
The 1920s Surrealism movement aimed to resolve the sometimes contradictory or paradoxical conditions of dream and reality. We are committed to this concept with an emphasis on awe, beauty and the sublime in our work, which historically during this the Romantic era frequently charted the darker or chaotic side of human life.
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