"I teach disenfranchised kids in London Emgland, and since I found your work, it has given me the gateway to the minds of 100s of kids, and their ability to dream and believe in their own ability. I ask them to think about some of your work, and these kids just come out of themselves with things they would ordinarily never talk about with to adults. For me, the interesting and incisive factor is the new neural pathways opened up between left and right brain hemisphere learning, something that is essential for all new learners. Your work makes this easier for me to utilize when working with these kids. Thank you for your gift to the art world, you make a lot of people feel great!" S. Nelson
"Dear Mr. Grie, I do not consider myself an artist like yourself. I have a talent to create music! I'm always fascinated by artists who can draw, paint and create with such passion. it is a blessing to have that ability!! I have to say I find it difficult to put into words how much I'm inspired by your works of neosurrealism! Each one is a masterpiece. A work of endless expression and ignites the imagination beyond the normal limits! I often gaze into some of your works and find myself in another time /dimension where I often feel at peace /solitude. It has helped me in my own creativity! I just wanted to express my gratitude to you. Your talent is a blessing/ a gift!!You have such good insight into things that few can put into words! I applaud your work!! Thank you for sharing!! I've become a fan!!"
"I am a PhD honorary fellow researcher at the Institute of Behavioral Neuroscience at University College London, working for the Spatial Cognition Group under Hugo Spiers' supervision. I am writing since, in one of our spatial cognitive experiments with humans, we employed your 'Dreamscape' image to assess visuospatial abilities and reactions to 2D representations of (sur)real environments. Now we are in the middle of writing an academic paper to publish and an online journal and we would appreciate if you could let us publish the picture and know if special requirements for the publishing are needed. If this is the case we would move accordingly. Our purposes are solely and strictly academic."
Contemporary Surrealism and Neo-surrealist Fantasy Movement.:
Neo-Surrealism or Neosurrealism is the name that was given to the re-emergence of the celebrated surrealism art genre in the late 1970s. Originally, the movement focused on relating surrealist art with pop-art, but lately modern surreal artists have been exploring other directions within the present movement. For an expended period of time Neosurrealism was called modern surrealism art due to a noticeable visual similarity of these two fine-art movements. Nevertheless, the new trend exists and the core difference between two surrealist styles is that Neosurrealism does not have the original idea of freedom from rational controls or psychic automatism declared by Andre Breton, in his Manifestoes of Surrealism. I would define Neosurrealism as a combined imagery of dreams and fantasies or subconscious visions in fine-art painting, digital-art graphic, and photography. Newest computer technologies brought tons of additional depicting power to contemporary artists. Neosurrealism does not have a particular founder or group. The movement is still not clearly defined. Even Wikipedia’s editors deleted the initial Neosurrealism article from the database. However, neo surreal art develops rapidly adding more professional and amateur enthusiasts every day. There are literally thousands of contemporary surrealist artists, digital and classic fine art media galleries that create neo-surrealistic, visionary, neo-romanticism, surreal fantasy and gothic fantasy artwork pictures comparable to Neosurrealism. Time will sort out everything, will it not?
George Grie, comments 2005
Modern Gothic Romanticism and Surreal Art.
Contemporary gothic art and romantic surrealism influence over contemporary subcultural trends and could be applied to myriads of work of art nowadays. Movies, magazines, and various fashion and fine-art galleries are eager to exhibit it. Writers and critics are trying to figure out the nature of this phenomenon. Generally, as soon as a new artistic tend gets visible it gets visible to everyone. Fantastic realism, magic and visionary realism, neo-surrealism and neo- romanticism have followed the similar path. The revival of medieval gothic romance is not a movement per se; it is more a style trend for the young generation. However, it is very strong since it is based on the real mastery of the earlier artists. One may ask why so many creative individuals exercise the gothic art today. To tell the truth, we should not forget that gothic imaginative style has never actually left. It might have been replace with something different, but the void it left behind has never been filled fully. In the fine-art galleries’ world, loss of art purpose and general confusion has brought a return of the metaphysical. There's been a shift from the big picture to the little one, from the cultural to sub cultural, the outer world to the inner one. Cults are more absorbing to artists than society; optimism has turned into scepticism. Artists are using images and symbols in ways that attempt to short-circuit the sense that things are controlled from outside or underworld.
The Goth art has always had a conflicting relationship to authority. In the Gothic, the hero and the villain resemble one another; the evil can be redeemed. Therefore, fluid definitions of sexuality, self and subject matter are typical. This keeps the Gothic art pictures more elusive, deluded and stylish. Punk and Goth culture in here too, although it was mostly amateur. Still, we're talking about Dungeons and Dragons, Doom and Gloom, teenage angst, masculine overdrive and the Cure. Modern Gothic is many things, some of them extremely promising. However, most art pictures that are primarily Gothic have been dilettante. Many of them are prosaic, banal, nostalgic, and openly shallow. Without a doubt, any art that is essentially one thing is in danger of becoming repetitive. Forms stagnate; discounted thrills and clichй prevail; compelling symbols and ridicule horror are readily embraced. The best Modern Gothic art is way more than historical Gothic itself, and that's what makes it worth looking at right now. Many dark landscapes of Goth, Black Metal, Cyber Punk, and Surrealism deal with gothic art attributes such as mystery, horror, ghostly shadows, unease, and religious-themed terror. They might be described as "gloomy," "grotesque," "sinister," "mysterious," "unnatural creatures," "ancient fears," "underground rituals," "esthetic death," "the imminent terror".
The new form of digital art was born without pompous manifestations and noisy commercials. Some of us still consider contemporary digital and 3d art as something mechanical and artificial, something that in some way is out of human touch. Nothing could be more wrong. Computers do not make fine art, people do. Computers are creative tools, much sophisticated ones. Once you try them you will never give up. Its a fresh creative drug for a new generation of modern artistic society. It is addiction with no cure.