The Postmodern Bakery is a compendium for my surrealist/visionary art.
Surrealism is an art style developed in Europe in the 1920’s, characterized by using the subconscious as a source of creativity to liberate pictorial subjects and ideas. Surrealist paintings often depict unexpected or irrational objects in an atmosphere of fantasy, creating a dreamlike scenario.
The Red Tower, by DiChirico
Visionary art is art that transcends the physical world and portrays a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences. Contemporary visionary artists count Hieronymous Bosch, William Blake, Morris Graves (of the Pacific Northwest School of Visionary Art), Emil Bisttram, and Gustave Moreau amongst their antecedents. Symbolism, Surrealism and Psychedelic art are also direct precursors to contemporary visionary art.
Weaver of Dreams by Kirk Reinert
I am considered a “naive” artist because I only have six years of art training but did not graduate with an MFA. I’m not a member of that particular “elite” group.
On these pages you will find my original work. Unless otherwise noted, it is all for sale. Please do not snag my artwork for use on your own website. If you like it, I may be willing sell you the rights to an electronic version.
I am not greedy. This is my livelihood. I am in chemo now for breast cancer and cannot get a job (I had one but my contract was mysteriously canceled without reason). I cannot get another job because I can’t stand for long periods of time or lift heavy objects. I also have a lot of pain and other side effects from the chemo. What I can do, however, is paint.
If you like my work, please consider purchasing something, or at the very least, leave me a nice, positive comment. If you’d like to know more about my journey through breast cancer, please see my “Solace” blog, listed on my blogroll.