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or ne·o-sur·real·ism  (nē′ō-sə-rē′ə-lĭz′əm)
A revival of surrealism mixed with pop art in the late 1970s and the 1980s, marked by an attempt to illustrate the bizarre imagery of dreams or the subconscious mind in painting and photography.

ne′o·sur·re′al·ist n.
ne′o·sur·re·al·is′tic adj.
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Antono, the Indonesian pop surrealist whose collectors include Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and American fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, collaborates with neo-surrealist painter, poet and performance artist Syjuco to explore their individual styles that subvert expectations, find light in darkness and employ children to depict truths of the world.
Dublin, Ireland, and works as the editor of SurVision, an international magazine for Neo-Surrealist poetry, and Shamrock, an international haiku magazine.
Contrasting with the acceleration of the death drive that the end of human sleep would imply, Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson's neo-Surrealist sculptural installations and Leif Elggren's exploration of the space underneath different couches, one of them being Freud's own, are still trying to find a place of human autonomy.
Thomas Lux describes himself as a neo-surrealist poet who left surrealism 'and the arbitrariness of all that' behind, preferring to write about 'identifiable subjects other than my own angst or ennui'.
The collage "Latest Edition" (2006) combines drawing, magazine clippings, and words in an incantatory and celebratory urban "map." Three-dimensional assemblages of electrical parts and wires, playing cards, dominoes, plastic toys, and more provide a fresh take on neo-Surrealist traditions.
Comprised of nine philofictional prose-poemic parables about the mysterious, as well as two neo-surrealist manifestos that form a fore- and afterword, and seven midnight-eerie Max Ernstian illustrations by Thomas Wiloch, this collection marks (given our large address on this century's block) an honestly original early modernist literary moment, proudly out of step with the late millennium where on bad days everything seems to be cyberpopism sporting a fire-fangled cynicism hemmed with a jangling sense of self-promoting commercialism.
An imagination is at work here, an imagination that can describe a mine shaft as "on man's monument to hard luck, an obelisk of air pointing straight down" and a house as "a flower made of timber." Why then, does a writer with such strengths allow himself to write in the following "neo-surrealist" period style?
A signal addition amid the recent vogue for neo-Surrealist sculpture, Win McCarthy's recent show at Off Vendome came across as a kind of queasy, provisional self-portraiture.
The neo-Surrealist objects operate in precisely the opposite way.
This could be seen as a neo-surrealist project of sorts.
These post-Pop, neo-Surrealist imaginings have the unnerving erotic overtones and the controlled power of Baroque cataclysms.
neo-surrealists and futurists; the twenty-year Abstract Expressionist