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Sometimes daydreams feel warm. Of course everything is still weird, the rationally perceived people, objects and places are all mismatched.
But in dreams, the subconscious mind imagines without bounds, giving new definitions to already existing symbols. It is a true sense of freedom.
X = an Orange Rabbit
Surrealist artist Méret Oppenheim wrote this in her Maths notebook as a child.
Das Schulheft , 1973

⟶ Antelope fur + porcelain cup and saucer = Méret Oppenheim

Object , 1936
In our unregulated and free subconscious, the unknown X can be anything. Originating from a little joke with her friend Picasso and his girlfriend, Méret smoothly covered the cup and saucer with wild antelope fur. The fur and the teacup originally represented the products of civilization, but when they met in this way, the teacup lost its functional value; the fur also added a sense of unease to the eating utensil.

This is the process of transforming existing roles and values, that is, creating. Don't be afraid of the uncertainty that comes with the unknown.
Eichhörnchen, 1969

Méret has a knack for taking the most unexpected and seemingly unrelated objects and combining them to create a strong image of something different. The dinner she presents is a pair of plain white heels with worn soles, tied tightly with a cotton thread on a silver plate, shaped like tiny roasted chickens, or, the female body. The image is concrete and intense, almost maliciously provocative.

My nurse, 1936

Sometimes she hides away the important clues, but leaves out the misleading façades; she creates multiple illusions for her works. The hands are probably the most familiar part of the human body, and Méret plays with different materials - faux human skin suede and animal fur - to create illusionary effects.
Fur Gloves With Wooden Fingers, 1936




Writer: Vanessa Leung (PR) Edited by OtanO