DREAMS & NIGHTMARES – 1ST EDITION
Edinburgh

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DREAMS & NIGHTMARES – 1ST EDITION

Could dreams and nightmares be the potent driving force behind our creative processes, the mysterious catalysts igniting the flame of artistic inspiration?

13 – 18 OCTOBER 2023

BOOMER GALLERY

150 TOOLEY STREET | TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON

A significant number of artists affirm this belief wholeheartedly.

Some find their deepest inspirations enveloped in the essence of dreams, immersing themselves in a blissful trance of creation. This state transcends mere aspiration, becoming a surreal canvas where possibilities bloom endlessly, a place where the mind wanders, seeking the sublime, the ethereal, fostering an insatiable quest to reach heights previously unimagined, somehow, somewhere.

On the flip side, many others journey through the chilling domains of nightmares, a voyage marked by relentless internal conflicts and cold sweats that pierce the stillness of the night.

These artists find themselves wrestling with the darker fragments of their psyche, exploring into corners where fears manifest and insecurities gnaw persistently. It’s a place where conflict brews, giving birth to creations steeped in raw, unfiltered emotion, art that doesn’t shy away from exposing the tumultuous storms raging within. It serves as both an exploration and an exorcism of the deep-seated darkness that resides in the corners of the human spirit. Here, the beauty arises from the conflict, the chaos, offering a catharsis that is both profound and unsettling.

“I know, I’ve been there, I am still.”

This exhibition aims to unearth the profound connections between the subconscious dream world and the pulsating, sometimes harrowing heartbeat of artistic creation, offering a sanctuary for reflection, resonance, and perhaps, revelation.

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