J. F. Bautista

J. F. Bautista

Astoria, NY, US


2022 - Unleashed | AHA fine art


Surrealism Open Call for “Unleashed”
Dates of Exhibition: Jan 21 - Feb 6, 2022 
Opening Reception:  Fri, Jan 21, 6-9pm
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 by midnight
Delivery Dates of Artwork: Sunday Jan 16, 1-5pm & Monday Jan 17, 1-9pm

AHA Fine Art invites you to submit to our upcoming exhibition “Unleashed” surrounding the theme of Surrealism. Calling on artists to unleash your dreams and liberate your imagination. We ask you to depict collisions of subconscious and conscious thoughts and visions. Through different mediums, we ask you to connect and realize distortions of reality to your everyday life.  

 When we are taught about Surrealism, we are often shown images of Salvador Dali’s dripping clock and Chagall’s topsy turvy house, swooning bodies and fantastical animals that fly through the colorful sky.  Now, we ask you to tap into your unconscious visions that take us on a journey delving into different dimensions. This is not an exhibition for the everyday familiar, but rather about personal freedom and reaching beyond the limits of reality.

 “The fact that I myself, at the moment of painting, do not understand my own pictures, does not mean that these pictures have no meaning; on the contrary, their meaning is profound, complex, coherent, and involuntary that it escapes the most simple analysis of the logical intuition. -Salvador Dali

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Status: Built
Location: 56 Bogart St., Suite 109 Brooklyn NY 11206
My Role: Artist
Additional Credits: AHA Fine art was founded in 2009 by Francesca Arcilesi & Norma Homberg.