ILLUSORY EXHIBITION EMERGES SURREALISTS RALLY FOR SHOW
STEVE DYER, the winner of the 2013 City of South Perth Emerging Artist Acquisitive Award, will be among several other surrealist contemporaries to feature his work in an exhibition called Surrealism Now.
Mr Dyer, a founder of the newly formed Perth-based Contemporary Australian Surrealists Movement, said it would be the group’s inaugural exhibition and the first of its kind in WA.
Other Perth artists showing their work will include Chris Arnold, David Foster, Ernst Schneider, Franci Hepburn, Gunter Lorenz, Guundie Kuchling, Jana Vodesil-Baruffi, Karen Greaves, Lucia Moniewski, Michael McCartney and Steven Pegg.
Mr Dyer said audiences could expect an array of spectacular surrealistic, fantastic and visionary art.
He said it was clear to his parents from an early age that he would be artistic, especially after he was banned from entering his local newspaper’s painting competition after winning it for several consecutive years.
“I became very interested in alternative realities in my teens,” Mr Dyer said. “I was fascinated with insects and plants and the often unnoticed worlds found in rock pools at the beach,” Mr Dyer said.
“I have been painting and drawing all my life, with a special interest in Artist Steve Dyer with South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and his artwork
Top right: Below right: the unusual and bizarre.”
He, his wife and two children immigrated to Perth in 1998 from the UK where his art featured in many exhibitions and now appears in numerous private collections.
He now works as an interior designer, mural artist and art lecturer.