Raphael Appignanesi

Raphael Appignanesi

Royal College of Arts

I work in the areas of symbolism, mythology and dreams. Mythology and dreams are two sides of the same coin and for me the remaining psychology in modern times relevant to the communication of unconscious realities hidden below the surface of everyday life. These unrecognized symbolic states act like a deep undercurrent of gravity influencing us collectively. Psychoanalysis understood our primitive connection to myth but which also occurs in ecology where the interconnectedness of all things in nature is an absolute condition of the earth’s survival.

I also explore these psychological states topographically in landscapes and modern urban conditions. These conditions of crisis, uncertainty, and accelerated transformation of cityscapes find echo in my composition of space and reflect the hidden undercurrents of myth and symbolism.

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