driftin wrote:Keith Alexander. A relatively famous South African surrealist and a close family friend for years. Unfortunately he died in the late 90s at age 52 but he left behind a great legacy. Many of his paintings adorn the walls of my and my family's homes.
I'm not sure it's fair to call it surrealism when many of these scenes can actually be found in real life in the Namib desert, in the crumbling buildings ravaged by sandstorms, or the severely weathered remains of early 20th century shipwrecks.
All of those are pretty cool, but I especially like the second one. A lot of surrealist stuff is way too busy for me. There's a stark elegance to these that I find very appealing.