Like many of us, surrealist artist Till Rabus is huge fan of the works of Salvador Dali. In fact he was so inspired by the hallucinogenic imagery created by one of the masters of art, he set about to pay tribute to him with his extraordinary series ‘Surrealist Camping Lunch‘.
Heavily influenced by Dali’s signature surrealism they are nevertheless incredibly artworks in their own right – deliciously visual and masterfully created. Adapting Dali’s works such as The Metamorphosis of Narcissus and The Temptation of St. Anthony, Rabus has swapped out elements of Dali’s imagination with piece of his own. Elephant legs become kitchen utensils and odd pieces of food mysterious appear and linger amongst the elements.
It’s unquestionably peculiar and more than a little odd, but you get the feeling that Dali himself would applaud and approve – much like himself, it’s the intoxicating blend of skill, sophistication, patience and the eccentric that makes Rabus’s paintings to captivating.