Incantations and conjuring entice the viewer to surrender their rational and analytical consciousness for something of their archaic selves.
“We all know those “vegetal and animal forms” and have always known them. …….. for they stalked our dreams and were glimpsed in our bedtime stories and nursery rhymes.” - James Hollis. The Archetypal Imagination
Dean Melbourne makes work that connects with the Jungian notion of the collective unconscious and the shadow self. Using the familiar visual language of myth, folk tale and landscape, he draws from his own subconscious to understand both himself and to remind the viewer that there is more to them than their civilised presentation.
Dean Melbourne has exhibited across the UK and in international art fairs in London, Hong Kong, Miami and New York. He has shown work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on three occasions, was selected as one of Creative Black Country’s “100 Masters”,. Dean also works as @the_artist_Advisor and mentor.
"...dark isn't the danger, light is that is where the pitfalls are to be found"