Lans King and Anaïs de Contades are the creators of the #RomanticRebellion. The #RomanticRebellion celebrates the human spirit in our society that is becoming more technological. It fuses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of our humanity in order to create connection to ourselves, to each other and to our universe. In art, it also unifies abstraction and figuration, conceptual and expressive approaches to create works which are truly holistic.
The #RomanticRebellion is a disruption of the purely intellectual, rational and conceptual nature of much of today’s contemporary art. It is the expression of profound beauty, spirituality, and human connectivity.
The #RomanticRebellion is a response to the outdated elements of postmodernism. Postmodernism went to its extreme and created some destructive, narcissistic, nihilistic and meaningless ways of living. Furthermore, our society is suffering from the misuse of technology which often results in a deep sense of disconnection. Today we are in an “hyperconnected” world, but at the same time we are less and less connected on a human level.
The #RomanticRebellion is based on the foundation of The New Synthesis school of thought. The New Synthesis seeks to reconcile ambivalent elements by combining the best parts of seemingly opposed dualities such as humanity and technology, analog and digital, old and new, east and west, fragility and strength, the physical and the spiritual.