|Keith Wigdor and Gregg Simpson present |
International Surrealist Exhibition 2006,
an online internet event of Surrealism today
coming in August 2006
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is going to be an online internet event curated by both myself and Gregg Simpson, the legendary surrealist and founding member of THE WEST COAST SURREALIST GROUP, and also the subject of BRAVO Television's documentary, "A NEW ARCADIA". Gregg Simpson, who has exhibited his art all over the world in many museums and galleries during for the past four decades, as well as having his art appear in such Television shows as THE X-FILES, etc, is assisting me in setting up this monumental online show. I am in the process of building twenty gallery pages for THE INTERNATIONAL SURREALIST SHOW on SURREALISM NOW! and once the show goes live in August, you will see the material for the show on them.
Right now, there are 25 artists already on board for the show, and since it is a month and two weeks away, we can bring on plenty more artists who are more than welcome to be in the show. The invitations to exhibit in the INTERNATIONAL SURREALIST SHOW 2006 on SURREALISM NOW! is open to every artist from THE SOCIETY FOR THE ART OF THE IMAGINATION, and also every artist from THE HAMMOND GALLERY, and also every artist that is on JON BEINART's UNDERGROUND ART COLLECTIVE and SURREALART FORUM! If you are an artist who regularly visits this forum, you are invited to participate as well.
Thanks to the success of Terrance Lindall's BRAVE DESTINY Surrealism shows at the WAH, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, back in 2003, (which practically ALL of The Society for AOI participated, including the 500 artists on exhibit), along with the success of Terrance Lindall's "THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SURREALIST MANIFESTO", in ARTS and ANTIQUES Magazine, there are new changes taking place in the art world. This is just one primary example of the current changes happening in Surrealism and its affinities.
The Surrealism, Fantastic Realism and Visionary Art Movements are literally merged into one dynamic entity which the art world and the public is showing much interest in. Along with the success of Jon Beinart's SURREALART FORUM and his Promotion of Surreal and Visionary Art online, it is being recognized that the new challenges of art in this century have adjusted to the morphing of all these great movements. Now, all are being united as one force, an organic entity consisting of multitudes of fascinating artists, from well-known artists to those new on the scene, they are all creating some of the finest masterpieces to grace this planet!
This is why the need to present this show to the world NOW is so important. Surrealism in the year 2006 is an open art movement and welcomes you all to this eternal and ongoing Revolution of the Mind! The FUTURE is NOW!
If you are an artist interested in being in this show, please follow these easy instructions:
1. Your Art must be of a Surrealist, Surreal, Fantastic Realism, Visionary, Anarchist, Outsider, etc. (or any related affinity) genre to be in this show.
2. You must introduce yourself to me by E-mail, no later than August 1, 2006 to show me where I can find your art online. Please no hobbyists, only serious artists!
3. Once I agree that you will be in the show, you then must send me a WINZIP file attachement with 5 jpg art images. Only two will be accepted into the show. The entire 5 could go on the other portions of the site, if I agree to exhibit you for life.
4. Remember, only send ZIP files, no seperately attached art images. All of your art must be Zipped into ONE folder. All art image jpg's must have Titles, I do not have the time to guess what the titles are if I do not know them.
5. Please provide me a short bio and URL on a WORD Document.
Thank you and I hope you all stop on by for the show once it goes live in August. The set date has yet to be announced, but it will be in the first or second week of August.
Thank you, Keith Wigdor,
Hello Everyone! There is a BRAND NEW WEBSITE for SURREALISM and VISIONARY ARTISTS(and other related affinities) to Exhibit online for FREE!!!! The name of the website is called SURREALISMNOW, http://www.surrealismnow.com and its OPEN to ALL ARTISTS who want to exhibit for FREE!!! The New Website, SURREALISMNOW, is an online art gallery for surrealists and artists currently involved in Contemporary Surrealism and the Surrealist Movement, Fantastic Realism, Visionary Art, Mystic Art, Creative Art, Anarchist Art and any other genres (Dark Surreal, Macabre and Horror, Psychedelic, Outsider Art, etc.) that share an affinity with the above. If you are an artist who wants to exhibit their art on SURREALISMNOW, (its free to join) send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Keith Wigdor, OWNER and GALLERY MANAGER of SurrealismNow.Com, http://www.surrealismnow.com and we will discuss setting up your exhibition. I have approximately 1000plus pages available on my new website that are OPEN for Exhibition to ALL Artists, so please do not hesitate to E-mail me. If you are an artist from The Society for the Art of the Imagination or if you are an artist that was on exhibit over at The Hammond Gallery, please contact me if you want to exhibit on SURREALISM NOW!!! Again, ITS FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I created this new website out of necessity to exhibit myself and other artists while THE HAMMOND GALLERY is temporarily offline. Its been four days now since Hammond has been offline while I was helping out as, Gallery Manager, I was running the website for the current owner who was unavailable to run and manage the galleries. Hopefully, things will get back to normal and resume over at HAMMOND, I am not sure if the site will definitely come back, (there are technical issues with Hammond's hosting service) but in the meantime, I decided to give it a go and purchase my own website, SURREALISMNOW.COM, where I am sole OWNER, WEBMASTER, ADMINISTRATOR and GALLERY MANAGER all in one. This new website will STAY ONLINE while I am in charge of all operations at SURREALISMNOW. There will be no offline dropouts of the site, I personally saw to that while I was setting everything up. Right now, there is only two pages built on the site, and there is another 998 pages for you all to come on by to exhibit. As I said above: ITS ALL FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can E-mail me at email@example.com for all details. I look forward to exhibiting you all!!!!
Yours in Surrealism and the Arts,
Keith Wigdor, OWNER and WEBMASTER
SURREALISM NOW! http://www.surrealismnow.com
Keith Wigdor presents
This is Keith Wigdor, Surrealist. I am now the Gallery Manager of THE HAMMOND GALLERY, http://www.hammondgallery.co.uk the official gallery of Contemporary Surrealism and the International Surrealist Movement in the 21st Century. The website showcases Surrealism and its affinities: Fantastic Realism, Visionary Art, Mystic Art, Psychedelic Art, Macabre and Horror, Dark Surreal, Outsider and Anarchist Art and other genres affiliated with Surrealism. Also, the website has an extensive exhibit of Classical and Contemporary Surrealist Art from artists past and present. I would like to announce the following invitation to ALL Surrealists and Artists who are interested in exhibiting on Hammond.
THE HAMMOND GALLERY, http://www.hammondgallery.co.uk is an online art gallery for surrealists and artists currently involved in Contemporary Surrealism and the Surrealist Movement, Fantastic Realism, Visionary Art, Mystic Art, Creative Art and any other genres (Dark Surreal, Macabre and Horror, Psychedelic, Outsider Art, etc.) that share an affinity with the above. If you are an artist who wants to exhibit their art on The Hammond Gallery, (its free to join) follow these easy instructions:
All you have to do is go to the site, http://www.hammondgallery.co.uk go to the top right corner to click on JOIN US and follow the instructions for creating your online gallery. After you join, then you will need to go back to the home page at http://www.hammondgallery.co.uk and go to the top right corner and then click on LOG IN. Type in your username and password. You will be then taken to your ARTIST ADMINISTRATOR’s PAGE where you will see options for, “UPLOAD IMAGES”, “EDIT BIO” “VIEW/EDIT IMAGES”, etc.etc. You will be able to follow all the instructions from there once you access your Artist Administration Area page, its real easy and self-explanatory. There is a site uploader program that automatically creates your gallery and you have to upload your art images (around six to twenty images) at 60K jpg FILE SIZE (most artists mistake this for IMAGE SIZE in Adobe Photoshop, 60K is the FILE SIZE, not the IMAGE SIZE) size in order for it to work. After you upload your art image, click on the Thumbnail to make sure it opens to Full-File Size, so you can see it. You will see the Thumbnail but you need see the image.
Also, make sure that you add the DESCRIPTION information under each artwork that you are uploading, for example, “Oil on Canvas”, “Acrylic” “Watercolor” etc. Also, in the DESCRIPTION Area, you can add your website URL link and any Sales information that you think the viewer might want to know. If you are an artist who sells Original Works, Prints, or Posters of your art, you can let the public know that by adding the information in the Description Area which will appear under each art image of yours. ITs real easy and once I see that you joined, I will approve your entire gallery! I hope that you consider exhibiting on THE HAMMOND GALLERY, its a great art website and one of the best!
Thank you, Keith Wigdor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Manager, The Hammond Gallery
Keith Wigdor, Surrealist
NEW WEBSITE for KEITH WIGDOR SURREALISM http://www.keithwigdor.surrealism.info
The portfolio of the surrealist Keith Wigdor: Current Surrealism and Surrealist Exploration in the 21st Century Surrealist Movement.
The proper category for the surrealist Keith Wigdor will be under Current Surrealism in 2005. The Surrealist Movement today is an open art movement composed of many surrealist and surreal artists(and poets and writers), along with many fantastic and visionary artists as well. Since the death of Andre Breton in 1966 and his group disbanding in 1969, Surrealism went through a retrospective phase that was mainly controlled by art historians and scholars up to the present age.
Though there have been a very small number of self-identified surrealist groups and self-identified surrealists struggling to keep their version of the movement alive according to its original principles set forth by Breton, they have failed to remain organized (producing limited and controlled results) and true to the real goals of surrealism, its main aim, the complete destruction of closed rationalism.
Since 2001, a new wave of thought and expression, (and revolt), has turned up in the arts, especially on the Internet, which facilitates an enormous potential to address new audiences with new challenges. The Fantastic Realism and Visionary Art Movement, though not in accord with the thought proposed by Breton, has provided some fascinating results in their visual and pictorial artworks and creations which I claim to be worthy of the surrealist label. I applaud most of all, Terrance Lindall, and his Brave Destiny Surrealism shows at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York from 2003. Terrance Lindall is the author of The New International Surrealist Manifesto and it is a refreshing doorway to the marvelous. I do recognize some differences in the approach to how the imagination can address the challenges presented by the Hegelian Dialectic in his manifesto and the Brave Destiny artists, but what is most important is the DESIRE, that Mr.Lindall and the 500 exhibiting artists in Brave Destiny possess! Nobody shares the same politics, that is inevitable. The motives will be different as well as the incentives. Many realize the enormous difficulty and challenges to go beyond the parameters set forth by Breton, but like the Hegelian Dialectic itself, there will always be constant movement! This is why I support the cause of Lindall's manifesto and Brave Destiny, most of all, in its DESIRE to explore the imagination which contains so many new mysteries to be examined by all. I look to everyone in The Society for the Art of the Imagination, Brave Destiny, The Fantastic and Visionary Art Movements as Fellow Travellers and Comrades in Surrealism most of all! I also applaud the continuing efforts of the online internet art gallery, THE HAMMOND GALLERY, for continuing to exhibit many new surrealist and surreal artists, along with Fantastic and Visionary Artists as well. I also applaud all those in the underground art movements as well. Their creations provide the revolutionary fuel for social action and revolt that is needed in this day and age, most of all. Surrealism recognizes an affinity with these comrades as well.
Current Surrealism is now being exhibited in surrealist art exhibits online and in art galleries. Many new artists are exploring their desires to embrace the unknown sublayers of the subconscious, the fantastic, and the mysterious. I welcome ALL of these artists as Surrealists and Technicians of the Mind! This is the only way that true revolution can take place in this world dominated by forces that are in conflict with our humanity. Again, I would like to stress that many do not necessarily share the same politics, or incentives, it is their results that is most important!
I understand the strict and rigid categorizations of the subsets of art and expression, but there must also be the need to address affinities that do exist, which surrealism has recognized from the past up to the present. When you are presented with any objections and invalid arguments that current surrealism does not stay true to the aims and principles set forth by Andre Breton which are supposed to be, "beyond argument", then ask yourself the following, "where can I find their results and how much do they charge"?
Keith Wigdor, Surrealist
| Surrealism in 2004A surrealist statement on the direction of the surrealist movement in 2004.
My name is Keith Wigdor. I am a Surrealist. I intend to invade your mind and DESTROY LOGIC!!! That is the purpose of my work and I continue working in Photomontage and Collage, Digital Art, Abstract Oil on Canvas and Automatic Ink Drawings too. My creative output also includes Dada and Political-Satire/Anarchist Artworks as well as Macabre and Horror Art including Science Fiction illustration. I am now currently working extensively in Photomontage. ;
I am the organizer of the past online internet event, SURREALISM 2003, where I featured many surrealist and surreal artists (and poets) including: Gregg Simpson-(Legendary Surrealist from Canada and founding member of The West Coast Surrealist Group), Oleg Korolev-(Master Oil Painter of Contemplative Realism and Visionary Art), David Magitis-(Master of Dark Surreal and Horror Art), Peter Lewis-(WarpArt/Master Collage Artist), Hiroshi Matsushita, Pauline Jones, Hisham Zrake, Andrey Doukhan, Daniel Bonato, Luc Langlois, Andrew Penland, and GC Roush 2. ;
In 2002 I was featured in two consecutive issues of CHURN ART MAGAZINE, http://www.churnmag.com. I appeared in the same issue with the award winning-visionary and surrealist artist H.R.GIGER along with Collage Art Master, PETER LEWIS and Digital Artist, WILL CASCIO and also the Legendary Surreal Horror artists CANIGLIA and MIKE BOHATCH. I have also been a regular featured artist exhibiting since 2001 on one of the most popular art galleries on the Internet, THE HAMMOND GALLERY, http://www.hammondgallery.co.uk as well.;
I have been creating artworks since the beginning of 1998, a desire to show the world my work which I had put off since 1985! In 2001, I did the cover art for the SFWA, THE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA, a magazine called, "THE BULLETIN", winter 2001 issue. I also provide artwork for independent (and underground) writers and poets, (Teresa Hawkes:publisher of ORACULAR TREE, Peggy Jo Shumate: BRUTAL DREAMER, John Lawson's DREAM PEOPLE), on the internet as well.;
"DARK SURREAL" is an art chapbook from 2003, that I collaborated on with my good friend, surreal horror artist, David Magitis. My art has been featured in CD-ROM Format, "THE IDEA", an Electronic Arts E-Zine published in a CD-ROM from New Delhi, India back in 2001. I have been a contributor to past issues of the online zine, THE DREAM PEOPLE, http://www.dreampeople.org. My art has also been featured in pdf.format in the online chapbooks, "DEAD IN 13 FLASHES" (and its sequel, "DEAD IN 13 FLASHES 2") and is also available from THE DREAM PEOPLE which you can download both for free. My art was also featured in the online zines and websites, BLOODCOOKIES WEBZINE, THE ORACULAR TREE, LATCHKEY, COLLAGE ART MUSEUM, ARTITUDE, ART RENEGADES, AMBULANT, ABSURDIST JOURNAL, PASSENGER MAY and WILD VIOLET. ;
I am now working primarily in Surrealist Photomontage and I collaborate with various underground and independent small press on the Internet (THE NEW ABSURDIST, etc.), as well as providing art for the websites, ELVIS H.CHRISTIII COLLAGE ART GROUP, and THE DOORS4SCORPYWAG webzine. I will continue to work primarily in Surrealism and maintain my creative output in other areas of interest as well for many more years to come! Thank You, Keith Wigdor, Surrealist ;
Keith Wigdor's Guestbook
|My entry to International Surrealist Show 2006|
(Bienvenido Bones Banez Jr., 19 July 2006)
|Surrealism in the Service of Revolution!|
"Surrealism in the Service of Revolution" by Keith Wigdor is just wonderful! It is so nice to know that the surrealist movement is still alive thanks to you, Keith. Fantastic!
(Maria Gurretti, 11 March 2006)
|Great Surrealist Art!|
Great Surrealist Art! Innovative too! :)
(Brain Leiber, 6 February 2006)
|It's great to see more surrealism online|
Its great to see more surrealism online. Great work!
(John Linmeyer, Surrealist from London, 8 January 2006)
|Great surrealist art! Fred Williams|
Great surrealist art!
([From Guestbook], 4 September 2005)
|Dear Mr.Wigdor, My name is Ann Levine and I am an art student here in New York City. I r...|
My name is Ann Levine and I am an art student here in New York City. I recently did a paper on contemporary surrealism and I chose you as the subject of my paper. I just want to let you know that I was given an A grade by my professor. Thank you, Mr.Wigdor.
([From Guestbook], 21 August 2005)
|WOW! All this surrealist art is just great! We would love to do some collaboration with y...|
WOW! All this surrealist art is just great! We would love to do some collaboration with you, Keith. Its cool to see more surrealists working in photomontage..
The Melbourne Surrealist Group
Ann Leary, Bill Edmonds, Harold Firman, Nancy Hillmare, Steve Cramen
([From Guestbook], 15 August 2005)
|Keith, this is fantastic work! It is so wonderful to see a new perspective on radical sur...|
Keith, this is fantastic work! It is so wonderful to see a new perspective on radical surrealism.
Your friend and surrealist comrade,
Salvatore Matovano, surrealist from Arezzo, Italy
([From Guestbook], 6 August 2005)
|The marvelous is everywhere in these surrealist photomontages! Jorn Tuggart|
The marvelous is everywhere in these surrealist photomontages!
([From Guestbook], 28 July 2005)
|Dear Keith, This is Deiter Webstermann from Hanover Surrealist Group. Thank you for gett...|
This is Deiter Webstermann from Hanover Surrealist Group. Thank you for getting back in touch with us. Your surrealism is the best thing to come along in a very long time. We look forward to working with you.
Deiter Webstermann and The Surrealist Group of Hanover, Germany.
([From Guestbook], 14 July 2005)
|Breton would have been amazed by your work, Keith! We would love to work with you. The T...|
Breton would have been amazed by your work, Keith! We would love to work with you.
The Tokyo Surrealist Group
([From Guestbook], 21 May 2005)
|Keith, we all love your work! Dublin Surrealists|
Keith, we all love your work!
([From Guestbook], 31 March 2005)
|Strange and radical, really different! A new perspective on surrealist expression with a ...|
Strange and radical, really different! A new perspective on surrealist expression with a DaDa touch! Looking forward to more of your work, Keith.
([From Guestbook], 28 March 2005)
|How you doing these days, Big Guy. Fong, Xavier .. here .. just stopping by to say "how ...|
How you doing these days, Big Guy.
Fong, Xavier .. here .. just stopping by to say "how is it going."
Wish you luck in your ventures..
Stay in contact, pack mentalilty..
my email: email@example.com
([From Guestbook], 24 March 2005)
|Surrealism in its pure state. Great photomontages, Keith. Jane Rigeway|
Surrealism in its pure state. Great photomontages, Keith.
([From Guestbook], 7 March 2005)
|Dear Wikipedia Community (and management), this is Keith Wigdor, Surrealist. It has come t...|
Dear Wikipedia Community (and management), this is Keith Wigdor, Surrealist. It has come to my attention (yet again) that I am being harrassed online over at the Wikipedia Encyclopedia website. I want to notify anyone over at Wikipedia, in any management or administrative capacity, that I do not have any sister, "Nancy-Wigdor" and I also want to re.../...
([From Guestbook], 6 March 2005)
|Dear Wikipedia, this is Keith Wigdor, Surrealist. It has come to my attention that there ...|
Dear Wikipedia, this is Keith Wigdor, Surrealist. It has come to my attention that there is an imposter using my name on your encyclopedia's website talk pages. They have created a user account and they are logging in to your site by placing a dashmark (-) between my first and last name and leaving posts while impersonating me. I am not this perso.../...
([From Guestbook], 20 February 2005)
|Dear EL_C, Please call me Keith! Thank you so much for your interest in me and my surreali...|
Dear EL_C, Please call me Keith! Thank you so much for your interest in me and my surrealism. Yes, I give you full permission to use the artwork, "Inside the Dangerous Cake". EL_C, I only ask one small request of you, since I am giving full permission for the artwork to be used on your Wikipedia article site that you are editing. I cannot stress ho.../...
([From Guestbook], 12 February 2005)
|Greetings, sir, I am writing to you in my capacity as a contributing editor at the inte...|
I am writing to you in my capacity as a contributing editor at the
international, open-source encyclopedia, Wikipedia ( http://wikipedia.org/ )
with regards to an article bearing your name. The pertinent article
is located here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ke ith_Wigdor
I was wandering whether you would consider donating an.../...
([From Guestbook], 12 February 2005)
|Dear Mr. Wigdor, I wrote to you two months ago asking for your input into Andre Breton and...|
Dear Mr. Wigdor, I wrote to you two months ago asking for your input into Andre Breton and Gerard Legrand's, "L'Art magique". Your feedback was very helpful in allowing me the access to the approach one should take with examining the realm beyond traditional thought. I was surfing the internet and came across your gallery here and it is wonderful s.../...
([From Guestbook], 29 December 2004)
|Hi Kieth! I was motivated to write in your guest book because of a rude message someone el...|
Hi Kieth! I was motivated to write in your guest book because of a rude message someone else wrote. I am not into this type of art myself, though I appreciate it. You love your work, other people think your work is awesome and I hope your paintings continue to be a success. Keep painting and ignore the sad people who have their own demented outlook.../...
([From Guestbook], 29 December 2004)
|wild pictures! Stephano C.|
([From Guestbook], 1 September 2004)