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  Écho de la pensée,  2018, oil on linen, 92 x 122 cm            Visions before Midnight    Richard Knafelc’s representational paintings in his  Visions before Midnight  series explore strangeness, mystery, the unexplained, and dream-like states. He achieves this by utilising depictions of lights or stars which appear to float through highly coloured, unreal landscapes. These highly-charged environments are often inhabited by human figures trying to make sense of them; at other times the individuals are oblivious to their surroundings.  The titles of the works reference subjective psychological states, invented personal stories, and psychological phenomenology, and add a further layer of meaning and ambiguity.  Knafelc creates painted collages from digital photographic sources to effect a combination of multiple times and places to explore the idea of simultaneity, the subconscious, and non-linear narratives. In so doing, he investigates the rational versus the irrational.
       
     
  It was not a hypnagogic state,  2018, oil on linen, 92 x 137.5 cm
       
     
Knafelc_Plato's Cave.jpg
       
     
  Écho de la pensée,  2018, oil on linen, 92 x 122 cm            Visions before Midnight    Richard Knafelc’s representational paintings in his  Visions before Midnight  series explore strangeness, mystery, the unexplained, and dream-like states. He achieves this by utilising depictions of lights or stars which appear to float through highly coloured, unreal landscapes. These highly-charged environments are often inhabited by human figures trying to make sense of them; at other times the individuals are oblivious to their surroundings.  The titles of the works reference subjective psychological states, invented personal stories, and psychological phenomenology, and add a further layer of meaning and ambiguity.  Knafelc creates painted collages from digital photographic sources to effect a combination of multiple times and places to explore the idea of simultaneity, the subconscious, and non-linear narratives. In so doing, he investigates the rational versus the irrational.
       
     

Écho de la pensée, 2018, oil on linen, 92 x 122 cm

Visions before Midnight

Richard Knafelc’s representational paintings in his Visions before Midnight series explore strangeness, mystery, the unexplained, and dream-like states. He achieves this by utilising depictions of lights or stars which appear to float through highly coloured, unreal landscapes. These highly-charged environments are often inhabited by human figures trying to make sense of them; at other times the individuals are oblivious to their surroundings.

The titles of the works reference subjective psychological states, invented personal stories, and psychological phenomenology, and add a further layer of meaning and ambiguity.

Knafelc creates painted collages from digital photographic sources to effect a combination of multiple times and places to explore the idea of simultaneity, the subconscious, and non-linear narratives. In so doing, he investigates the rational versus the irrational.

  It was not a hypnagogic state,  2018, oil on linen, 92 x 137.5 cm
       
     

It was not a hypnagogic state, 2018, oil on linen, 92 x 137.5 cm