Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Artist Joel Rea gives a unique take on surrealism, working with the use of an interesting duality of opposites. In his new work, one can notice contradictions like a guy parkouring between rocks and waves or a tiger climbing a wooden pillar in the sea. Beautiful but forceful waves come alive through the oil on the artist’s canvas. Businessmen are found contending with waves and meteor showers, making one wonder who is the actual ruler of the earth. Despite their dark thematic though, what is the ultimate feeling these paintings leave you with? The uncertainty of forces and the question about mankind’s true position in this world the paintings set, leave the viewer with this decision to be made.