“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

1986–2010

De Droom

(The Dream)

Show Explanation

The concept and execution of this work began in Belgium in 1986 but was only finished in 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil. It explores the notion of dreams and the act of dreaming.

In the center of the image lies the head of a sleeping man who is dreaming, a part of his head a big question mark, representing the unknown content of his dreams. At the end of the question mark is the head of a sleeping woman whose head is empty; her dreams are also unknown.

Above the man’s head are the sails of a ship and the tones of music. Distant journeys, exotic places, unknown sounds and melodies, all combine to compose the music of the dream.

The lower part of the drawing illustrates recreation and fun. The clouds and planets represent the journeys in the universe, far away from the world we know.

The crossed-out head represents those figures we see, and recognise, in dreams but who remain nameless and faceless.

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