“Lilofee" is one of 26 paintings that make up the “Grey Series” (1985-88) by Wolfgang Lettl.

The basic concept of each painting is the framing box. An image supposedly painted on paper is stuck to its back. Various objects are lying on the frame.
Different variations of a classic style element of surrealism are used experimentally in this series: Paint objects that don't go together in an unreal space, and you will get surprising compositions that may be more or less meaningful.

Wolfgang Lettl wrote this about this painting:

The attraction of surrealism is its ability to bring images from the unconscious into consciousness.
As if one were to pull a fish from the unreal painted water and carry it through the painting into the frying pan.
The zigzag course of the shadow of the fishing rod and the question as to where the wet net should be dripping give us an inkling of the difficulties arising from such an endeavour.


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