A Metaphorical Voyage
When I was looking at my leads this morning I choose to write about Vladimir Kush, because I like his name. It’s a great name, especially Kush. I was as happy as a banana swinging in a hammock of it’s own skin while repeating it over and over again this morning: Kush. Say it, it’s fun and like any word that you repeat over and over again it starts to sound like something out of this world, which is apropos when you consider what kind of artist Vladimir Kush is: a surrealist or better yet, a metaphorical realist, a monicker that he prefers.
Vladimir Kush who was born in Moscow and now resides in The United States, is considered to be one of the best surrealist painters still alive. Clearly influenced by Dali, he took the surrealist style a step further, preferring to merge realism with surrealist images to seduce the viewer into joining him in a metaphorical voyage.