I am not a big fan of surrealist paintings, but they are certainly interesting, intriguing, and thought-provoking. These paintings require contemplation of the meanings that may be implied by each figure and object. I am more interested in playing with abstract forms approaching your gut feelings, rather than using representational forms and figurative expressions.
Magritte's early works were reminiscent of Picasso's paintings, but he enjoyed the surrealist style the most, and he stuck with it for the rest of his career. His father was a wealthy manufacturer. His mother committed suicide when he was a teenager.
"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream." - Rene Magritte
Why I do art: Because when I achieve forms, patterns, textures or color, or the combinations of them, that feel beautiful, it is the ultimate pleasure and happiness for me. Through the exercise and practice of art, I want to develop my sensibility, and use it in my practice of architecture.