Surrealist under the sea oil painting

Wet dream (2009) (sold)

In 2009 my bathroom was finished and I was taking a bath. Due to lavender oil I dreamt away and saw a woman floating towards me. The first version of the painting she was flying in the air but I thought it to be too corny, so I changed the theme towards deep sea, much darker and mysterious. The mackerel I used as a model I kept in my fridge and let it defrost for 10 minutes.

 

After that the dew disappeared and I could use it for 30 minutes until it went soggy and my cat Furia became restless. In total I used 3 mackerels because they tend to smell unbearable after heavy use. It’s in Idaho nowadays.

 

Click here to read about the sale of this art work through saatchiart.com.

 

Oil on linen (100 x 120 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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