Mati Klarwein - Links
More about Mati
Lush Life: Mati Klarwein (The Wire / 1998)
An extensive article on Mati by Rob Young, for The Wire in 1998.
The Manic Landscape: Mati Klarwein
An interview with Mati at his home in Mallorca by Conny C Lindström and Peter Holmlund
Tributes and Remembrance
In Memory of Abdul Mati Klarwein 1932- 2002 by Alex Grey
The visionary artist Alex Grey recounts his appreciation of Mati, the man and his art, with affection and wit.
Really Fantastic: Glenn O'Brien on Mati Klarwein
Glenn O'Brien writes so well that you can even forgive him for being an art critic! His article Think or thwim - art criticism and writing is also well worth a read.
Mati Klarwein Remembered
Laurence Caruana provides a review of Mati's art and life from a visionary artist's perpective.
Other Art Sites
Alex Grey's anatomical dissection of the physical in pursuit of the metaphysical takes realist art into the realms of the x-ray.
Sometime student of Mati's, and fellow student of Ernst Fuchs, Robert Venosa is a visionary artist, painter, sculptor and film designer.
Mati's teacher and founder of the Vienna school of Fantastic Realism - Professor Ernst Fuchs, painter, allegorist and architect, who has had a profound influence on a generation of visionary artists.
The Society for Art of Imagination
A site covering Fantastic Realism, Magic Realism, Surrealism and Visionary Art, with a manifesto to 'battle the spirit of anti-art that is endemic around us'. This site features many fascinating galleries covering the work of a broad spectrum of artists of imagination.
The Visionary Revue
An on-line journal of visionary art by Laurence Caruana containing many excellent illustrated articles, including an interview with Ernst Fuchs, and Alex Grey on 'What is Visionary Art'.
Beinart International Surreal Art Collective
An online gallery of surrealist, psychedelic, esoteric, outsider, fantastic, toy, lowbrow, comic, erotic and visionary artists.
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary fine art gallery established 1984, located in Chelsea , New York. Sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and publisher of ARTisSpectrum magazine. Painters, sculptors and photographers are welcome to submit their portfolios for review.
Also of Interest
Have You Seen God
This quirky but fascinating site brings together the work of several visionary artists along with the writings of ordinary people grappling with extraordinary experiences and recounting their own personal vision.
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