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Presenting the enduring documentation of an artist's 40 year pilgrimage through the collective surrealist subconscious, leaving security behind. Fine oil paintings, aquatints, drypoints and line etchings record further explorations of mindscapes previously seen by Dali, Fuchs, Duchamp and other early visitors to this realm of emotion. These works serve as your formal introduction to the undeniably recognizable inhabitants . . . 'the inhabitants of Surreality.'
R.S. Beal 'Eve After the FALL' (Footprints in the Sand) Oil 30 by 51" 2013
Robert S. Beal 'Self-Portrait Standing' Oil 20111
50 by 39"
- A Classic 'Contrapposto' position creates a slight 'S' Curve with weight and Balance triggered by shoulders and hip. The LIGHT emanates from 'within' the object and permeates the entire field. An 'auroa' surrounds the personna of each individual, if one knows how to 'see'. A distinct 'atmosphere' permeates from every object and influences the surrounding field and objects. Most peoples 'lights' die out, long before the body dies. "An artist must, of neccessity BOTH 'read' body language and 'light' in order to balance conflicting forces in visual art.
Due to the 'Stigma of Surrealism and outright 'Prejudice', the artist has not been allowed to show for OVER 40 years. This may well be my last painting. With works in both Museums and Private foundation collections and considered a 'master', the artist is STILL not allowed to show in Galleries within his own local area AND beyound.
R.S. Beal 'Pride and Vanity' (Vestements and Fetishs) Oil 2010
R.S.Beal 'Dustland in ZZ' 29 by 38" 2005
R.S. Beal "The Little Durer" Oil 1991-93 (detail)
R.S. Beal 'Et Homage zu Hausner' Oil 2005
48 by 36" approx.
- zu Hausner is inevitably a 'PREMONITORY' oil or percursor to the Japanese Earthquate of 2011 and it's corresponding TEPCO NUCLEAR (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) powerplant breakdown and holocaust. Along with 'Shaw, Stone and Webster', who passed Tepco safety hazards: Tepco is not a respected Nuclear Energy corporation and has taken fraudulent programs to their advantage in order to pass nuclear inspections and has IGNORED Safety Hazards with their backup generators. This work is well about both Greed and waste by coprorations AND the resultant 'radiation' and hazards we now are incurring, along with the Japanese. As an artist, I AM Not a social or politicaly 'commentary artist', albiet it unconsciously enters into my work.
R.S.Beal 'Silver Teapot with Shell' Oil 24 by 36" 1995-97 (circa) - Private Collection*
Still life Galleries Number One and Gallery Two.
R.S.Beal 'The Vulture and The Monkey' Oil 1995
'Often the artist will paint 'Still Lifes' when taking a break from painting larger Surrealist Oils that require often years to complete.' Artist Note: The large non-allegorical Surrealist 6 foot painting 'Paradise Lost' depicting Miltons traumatic inspiration at the moment of passage for Satans release of 'Sin and Death' into the world, composed in a contemporary setting using an arabesque Freize and painted using traditional renaissance methods, can be viewed at the R.S. Beal SURRE'ALISTE site in Gallery One. The painting is a metaphor for the events of Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans. Depicted is also an Ehrerbietung oil to the Great German Surrealist Rudolf Hausner. Full views and enlarged details. Sub-title: 'Mr. Brown takes Tea' (at Hotel Katrina)
R.S.Beal 'White vases with Shell and incense burner' Oil 18 by 24" 1998
R.S.Beal 'Mannequin with Lobotomy' Oil 20 by 16" 2005 (uncompleted)
R.S.Beal 'Self-Portrait in 1998' Oil 2004 20 by 16"
'Puppet in a Chair' (DETAIL) Oil 16 by 16" 1990
R.S.Beal 'The Velazquez Hanging' OIL (not acrylic) 1998 - uncompleted
Also Visit: beal-SURREALISM and R.S.Beal SURREALISM (Oneirical* and Classical)
R.S.Beal 'Dustland in ZZ' Oil 2005 Larger View in Painting Process Gallery (Scroll Page)
* 'Silver Teapot': Available as a Six Color Limited Edition Signed/Numbered Giclee Print - "Dustland in ZZ": Available in the Original or as a Giclee Print. Refer also to (offsite) www.beal-Surrealism STUDIO for similar work (Pale Shades of Death-Oil).
R.S. Beal 'The Neurotic Mater' (the reluctant nun)
Oil on Canvas 20 by 16" 2005