Swiss Artist Meret Oppenheim wrote many texts, poems, letters during her time as a surrealist painter. She created her most famous work "The Fur-lined Teacup," when she was just 23 years old. Film director Pamela Robertson-Pearce recently made the film Imago: Meret Oppenheim and this is a short extract of some of Meret's written work, narrated by Glenda Jackson.
A lot of imaginative souls are working with photography and composite software these days, designing strange and creative worlds where anything is possible. Canadian Joel Robison is one of these wanderers: putting himself in extraordinary landscapes, dreaming of his own wonderland. Is nobody content with the ordinary world any more?
The work of surrealist photographer Thomas Barbéy is imagination at its most creative. It can be easy to become accustomed to everyday sights, especially as we get older and our childish inventiveness is replaced with concerns about what to make for dinner. But Barbéy plays with perspective and creates compositions manipulated to the furthest degree. You haven't seen images this strange since your college roommate painted a picture of what they saw on their acid trip that one time.
Kyle Thompson has made a name for himself with his surrealist self-portraits. Thompson puts himself in harm's way for the sake of his art, but his risks have paid off. His work demonstrates the technique and skills of an artist far beyond his years. He even manages to make suburban Illinois look awesome - now that's talent. Check out our interview with Mr. Thompson below.