About the artwork
In Summer II, David Szauder offers a new perspective and sentiment concerning this popular season in his signature Surrealist style. Generated by Artificial Intelligence, the result is a duo of works where warm tones and estranged figures coincide, creating an indescribable and contradicting emotion within the viewer.
About the series
These figures you see never existed. They are synthetic, or if you like, they are the artificial creations of a programmed super computer. I breathed life into them, reviving the original meaning of the word ‘animation’, gave them a soul and pulled them out of the dimension of artificial intelligence and integrated them into this real, sur-real, surreal world.
Surrealism in this form is a metaphor for everyday life, since the moment we are experiencing is quite extreme.
Thus, the main characters in this series are us, all of us. We float, we fall, we are immersed in the foam, we are torn out of our own environment by the events. Or we just stand like colored statues, staring and waiting for more beautiful days to come.
And of course this is not bad or wrong, as long as we can stop for a moment and notice the moment, which tells us that we have to live a little for today, otherwise the charm of things will be lost and we will get stuck in this world.
This is my everyday surrealism.”