The #RomanticRebellion is a disruption to the purely intellectual and conceptual nature of much of today’s contemporary art. It promotes true spiritual connection that is often lacking in our society as it becomes more and more focused on the rational. It promotes greater connections between humanity, our environment and the universe as a whole. Having grown out of the ideas of The New Synthesis, the #RomanticRebellion fuses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual parts of our humanity. It reconciles abstraction and figuration, conceptual and expressive approaches to create works which are truly holistic.
The #RomanticRebellion is a response to a society that has become obsessed with popularity, reality TV “stars”, pornography, and a general superficiality. It’s a challenge to the nihilistic attitudes and the people who represent it. It is about the search for profound beauty, spirituality, non-conformity and human connection. 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The #RomanticRebellion is based on the foundation of The New Synthesis movement, a response to the outdated elements of post modernism. Postmodernism really went to its extreme and created some destructive, narcissistic and meaningless ways of living. The New Synthesis fuses ambivalent elements by combining the best parts of opposed dualities such as humanity and technology, analog and digital, old and new, east and west, fragility and strength, the physical and the spiritual. It also reconciles abstraction and figuration in their art.