Corinthe Rizvi was born in the UK, but grew up in Hong Kong and Canada and has traveled extensively. She studied Fine Art at Central St Martins School of Art and Design, and Arts Computing at Goldsmiths College in London. Her practice includes making & exhibiting and collaborative multidisciplinary arts. She has exhibited at The Changing Room Gallery, Highgate Galleries, The Place Gallery, and Bruce Castle Museum, London, and more recently, the Kickplate Gallery, Abertillary. Since moving to Wales in 2011 she has become a member of, and exhibits with the 56GroupWales.
“If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.”
― René Magritte
I drive to work and listen to the news on the radio. At work people talk about their lives. I get home, walk the dog, clean the house, cook a meal, and watch tv. In the morning I remember my dreams.
In 1924 Max Ernst defined Surrealist collage as ‘the systematic exploitation of two or more intrinsically incompatible realities on a surface which is manifestly inappropriate for the purpose.’
In 2017, in post digital culture the juxtaposition of ‘intrinsically incompatible realities’ is increasing exponentially. It challenges our attention and our awareness.
I am interested in consciousness: the mixing of sensory perception, the gestalt of pattern recognition, habit, memory, nostalgia and dreams; images that originate and are conflated ‘in the minds eye’.