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Gareth Price

Gareth Price paints in a style that is closely aligned to the magical realism tradition which acted as a portal to Surrealism. This is a form of art which originated as a literary term in 1925 when German art criticism, specifically that of the writer Franz Roh, began to focus on the mystery of life behind surface reality. It is a type of realism portraying everyday life in new and unfamiliar ways and often with a twist of the bizarre and unusual. While dreamlike and fantastic elements are added to the art, the subject matter always remains within the realm of the possible which is where it differs from surrealism. It is best illustrated by the art of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978).