The Junction of Abstraction and Surrealism

“I am an artist working at the junction of abstraction and surrealism.” - the artist

Binary Star, 2016-2017, Acrylic on canvas, 170 x 67 cm (diptych), $1200

Binary Star, 2016-2017, Acrylic on canvas, 170 x 67 cm (diptych), $1200

I am an artist working at the junction of abstraction and surrealism. This is true not only with regard to my style of painting, but also relates to the topic of my research.


Lucid dreaming and diffusion materials. States of consciousness at the time of transition between sleep and reality. Paint conditions and various effects on it.

Dream No Location - Southern Limit, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 50 x 25 cm, $100

Dream No Location - Southern Limit, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 50 x 25 cm, $100

I am inclined to believe that any picture is a manifestation of a phenomenon seeking a way of broadcasting into the material world.


Thus the original idea takes several stages of transformation before to form a finished painting. It is like the movement of images, through the plots of dreams, to the surface to everyday consciousness.

InVersion, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, $1500

InVersion, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, $1500

Using academic education and techniques as a base, I am free to speak to such a technique as airbrush, mono-type, liquid acrylic, masking.

Seraf, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 165 cm, $1500

Seraf, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 165 cm, $1500

In many ways, inclined to the synthesis of ideas and technologies, I deliberately introduce myself into the field of experiment.


Practicing techniques contributing to lucid dreaming, I fix my experience and understanding in the form of paintings. The main technique is to create an abstract form in the form of a blot or a paint print, followed by a "manifestation" of a specific image using a set of techniques.

T'ma. (Digital darkness), 2016-2018, Acrylic on canvas, 135 x 92 cm, $1500

T'ma. (Digital darkness), 2016-2018, Acrylic on canvas, 135 x 92 cm, $1500

About the artist:

Edgar aka Invoker was born and grew up in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He graduated from Grekov Rostov Art College, School of Pinting in 1998. In 2000, he moved to St. Petersburg. He entered and graduated from St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; Repin, Faculty of Painting, specialization - a monumental painting in 2007. Edgar lives and works in St. Petersburg.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.saatchiart.com/edgar. You may also follow the artist and his work on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InvokerEd and Instagram at @edgarinvoker.


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