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Surrealist photography

“Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.” This is the definition of Surrealism by André Breton in his Surrealism Manifesto in 1924. Photography is generally viewed as a stopped image, a reflection of reality, how could it be surrealist? The photographer could have the power to distort this reality with a simple “dictated thought”? Surrealists remind us of a simple fact: the word photography’s origin means “writing with light”, it is therefore one of the most limitless art. These photographs will draw the spectator’s attention. Indeed, these unique shots are the result of different post-print technics, inventive installations or innovative viewpoints. Artsper has chosen for you a wide selection of surrealist pictures that will blow your mind!

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Philippe Ramette, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, 2006
150 x 120 cm
Photography

€19 000

Jérémy Clausse, Au suivant, Photography

Jérémy Clausse

Au suivant, 2015
60 x 60 cm
Photography

€500

Alexa Meade, White out, Photography

Alexa Meade

White out, 2012
77 x 52 x 5 cm
Photography

€4 000

Alain Longeaud, Escale, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Escale, 2015
120 x 96 x 5 cm
Photography

€3 600

Alain Longeaud, Star Gate, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Star Gate, 2015
96 x 120 x 5 cm
Photography

€3 600

Feng Kaixuan, Don de soi I, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Don de soi I, 2015
60 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

€2 800

Catherine Théry, On a volé la Pomme d'Adam_ Clin d'oeil à Magritte, Photography

Catherine Théry

On a volé la Pomme d'Adam_ Clin d'oeil à Magritte, 2015
115 x 75 cm
Photography

€2 800

Laurent Pheulpin, Chronos 3, Photography

Laurent Pheulpin

Chronos 3, 2016
40 x 60 x 3 cm
Photography

€1 250

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Nicolas Tourte, Gift, Photography

Nicolas Tourte

Gift, 2012
70 x 50 cm
Photography

€2 000

Di Wu, Mask & World , Photography

Di Wu

Mask & World , 2013
100 x 69 cm
Photography

€2 800

Emre, Hercule Swim, Photography

Emre

Hercule Swim, 2017
110 x 170 cm
Photography

€7 000

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Louis Blanc, TEstacEus, Photography

Louis Blanc

TEstacEus, 2011
100 x 100 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€1 800

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Françoise Peslherbe, 18m², Photography

Françoise Peslherbe

18m², 2012
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Photography

€1 900

Kirkis Rrose, Dissolution 3, Photography

Kirkis Rrose

Dissolution 3, 2016
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Photography

€750

Aurelia Chiffe, Wet wet wet, Photography

Aurelia Chiffe

Wet wet wet, 2016
30 x 20 x 1 cm
Photography

€330

Aurelia Chiffe, Oopsy Daisy, Photography

Aurelia Chiffe

Oopsy Daisy, 2016
30 x 20 x 1 cm
Photography

€330

Claire Luxton, Fleur Nocturne II, Photography

Claire Luxton

Fleur Nocturne II, 2017
100 x 80 x 3 cm
Photography

€2 702

Denis Darzacq, Hyper #2, Photography

Denis Darzacq

Hyper #2, 2008
130 x 100 x 4 cm
Photography

€8 000

Denis Darzacq, La Chute #20, Photography

Denis Darzacq

La Chute #20, 2006
105 x 85 x 2 cm
Photography

€8 000

Feng Hatat, Tamago 2, Photography

Feng Hatat

Tamago 2, 2014
50 x 40 x 1 cm
Photography

€600

David Uzochukwu, Immortal, Photography

David Uzochukwu

Immortal, 2015
40 x 30 cm
Photography

€900

Laurent Chéhère, Pink, Photography

Laurent Chéhère

Pink, 2017
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

€8 000

Babak Kazemi, Alice in the Land of Iran, Photography

Babak Kazemi

Alice in the Land of Iran, 2011
70 x 100 cm
Photography

€2 200

Jérémy Clausse, Le monde entier est un cactus, Photography

Jérémy Clausse

Le monde entier est un cactus, 2015
60 x 60 cm
Photography

€500

Dominic Rouse, The Less Deceived, Photography

Dominic Rouse

The Less Deceived, 2000
38 x 30 cm
Photography

€400

Marie-Laure Vareilles, New York, Photography

Marie-Laure Vareilles

New York, 2015
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Photography

€2 800

Petros Chrisostomou, Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), 2008
100 x 80 x 5 cm
Photography

€4 500

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Chris Morin-Eitner, New York Brooklyn Bridge Lianes, Photography

Chris Morin-Eitner

New York Brooklyn Bridge Lianes, 2010
100 x 150 cm
Photography

€4 800

Li Wei, Dream Like Love, Photography

Li Wei

Dream Like Love, 2003
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Photography

€6 000

Philippe Ramette, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: promenade irrationnelle, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: promenade irrationnelle, 2006
150 x 120 cm
Photography

€19 000

Maurice Renoma, Mythology Collection - Horse, Photography

Maurice Renoma

Mythology Collection - Horse, 2011
39 x 31 x 2 cm
Photography

€5 200

Chen Yidan, Dreamland, Photography

Chen Yidan

Dreamland, 2014
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 380

David Uzochukwu, Wildfire, Photography

David Uzochukwu

Wildfire, 2015
40 x 35 x 1 cm
Photography

Sold out

Chen Yidan, Sunset time, Photography

Chen Yidan

Sunset time, 2014
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 380

Roberto Kusterle, The marks of metembiosis, Meditations, Photography

Roberto Kusterle

The marks of metembiosis, Meditations, 2012
95 x 115 cm
Photography

€6 600

Elmar Dam, Rebirth, Photography

Elmar Dam

Rebirth, 2014
80 x 120 cm
Photography

€3 300

Vikram Kushwah, Emily and the Windowframe, Photography

Vikram Kushwah

Emily and the Windowframe, 2012
50 x 60 cm
Photography

€670

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Dingo, Nuages , Photography

Dingo

Nuages , 1990
46 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€900

Marc Le Mené, Chambre Mentale, Photography

Marc Le Mené

Chambre Mentale, 2003
35 x 35 x 1 cm
Photography

€2 000

Iñigo Navarro, Fauna elegantemente motorizada emigrando a Andorra, Painting

Iñigo Navarro

Fauna elegantemente motorizada emigrando a Andorra, 2015
46 x 55 cm
Painting

Sold out

Gilles de Beauchêne, Saint Michel Oublié, Photography

Gilles de Beauchêne

Saint Michel Oublié, 2016
100 x 142 x 5 cm
Photography

€3 500

Christo Doherty, Koevoet Picnic - 1, Photography

Christo Doherty

Koevoet Picnic - 1, 2011
35 x 46 cm
Photography

€1 100

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Pilar Albajar et Antonio Altarriba, Vie Sauvage - El vinculo - Le lien, Photography

Pilar Albajar et Antonio Altarriba

Vie Sauvage - El vinculo - Le lien, 2008
60 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 800

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Sean MacLeod, Lake of Tears, Photography

Sean MacLeod

Lake of Tears, 2007
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Photography

€2 500

Silke Seybold, Closet , Photography

Silke Seybold

Closet , 2012
50 x 50 cm
Photography

€1 000

Marc Le Mené, Chambre Mentale, Photography

Marc Le Mené

Chambre Mentale, 1998
35 x 35 x 1 cm
Photography

€2 000

Chris Morin-Eitner, Jungle Grand Palais, Photography

Chris Morin-Eitner

Jungle Grand Palais, 2016
120 x 180 cm
Photography

€6 000

Iñigo Navarro, El insidioso pasado de un viajante a Vic, Painting

Iñigo Navarro

El insidioso pasado de un viajante a Vic, 2015
130 x 235 x 8 cm
Painting

Sold out

Alain Longeaud, Sans titre 14, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Sans titre 14, 2015
68 x 53 x 2 cm
Photography

€1 200

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Petros Chrisostomou, Untitled (Button), Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Untitled (Button), 2010
35 x 27 x 2 cm
Photography

€1 500

Laurent Chéhère, Gainsbourg, Photography

Laurent Chéhère

Gainsbourg, 2012
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Photography

€8 500

Vikram Kushwah, The Fireplace, Photography

Vikram Kushwah

The Fireplace, 2010
60 x 50 cm
Photography

€670

Vikram Kushwah, Emily Falling in the Library, Photography

Vikram Kushwah

Emily Falling in the Library, 2012
50 x 60 cm
Photography

€670

Nicolas Boutruche, Les Ponts-Neufs, Photography

Nicolas Boutruche

Les Ponts-Neufs, 2010
100 x 200 x 1 cm
Photography

€4 200

Nicolas Boutruche, Sixtine Avenue, Photography

Nicolas Boutruche

Sixtine Avenue, 2011
110 x 110 x 1 cm
Photography

€2 900

Geert Lemmers, Tess, Woman of the moors, Photography

Geert Lemmers

Tess, Woman of the moors, 2015
130 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

€1 900

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Jim Kazanjian, (Untitled) (Structure), Photography

Jim Kazanjian

(Untitled) (Structure), 2007
33 x 33 cm
Photography

€850

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Victoria Rodríguez Cruz, Familia 10, Photography

Victoria Rodríguez Cruz

Familia 10, 2015
10 x 15 x 1 cm
Photography

€300

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Pilar Albajar et Antonio Altarriba, Vie Sauvage - Anillo, Photography

Pilar Albajar et Antonio Altarriba

Vie Sauvage - Anillo, 2008
60 x 80 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 800

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Rocío Verdejo, Crashroom 6/6, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Crashroom 6/6, 2015
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Photography

€750