“Subconscious Dances”at Galerie Anna
“Some people view the subconscious as merely a dumping ground for stuff the conscious mind cannot or does not want to handle…The subconscious actively operates – in everyone – as an independent mind. It perceives, processes, and attains things that never enter the conscious mind.” Thus Jennifer Van Bergen, writing about making creative use of our unconscious, using the alternative term, subconscious.
Indeed, artists have a particular and sensitive connection with their subconscious, aware that it is the wellspring whence come all their inspired images. Thus the subconscious triggers a quickening in their senses and emotions,
Aware, too, of the power of the subconscious, Galerie Anna harnessed the talents of Edmund Andrada, Dexter Simsim, Joey Simsim, and Julmard Vicente in a show titled “Subconscious Dances.” The reference to the art of motion and music integratesa joyous experience emanating from their artistic souls.
Literally transforming a musical instrument into a visual motion of sounds, Andrade captures the poignant transience of music. With thewoman’s visage lost in reverie, the Simsim brothers create a field of dreams long buried in the past, hidden within the impenetrable layers of memories. Against the wild fluttering dance of butterfly wings and avian creatures, and the vibrant exuberance of roses, Julmard Vicente’s portraits exert a magnetic pull on the viewer’s attention.
“Subconscious Dances” is by turns an act of faith and a tribute to the life force that lives within every artist’s mind.