Christopher Mir

Galería Senda

The ten paintings displayed in Christopher Mir’s exhibition “The Dream of You Is Real” are tightly executed, smooth works of Photorealism representing sexy women, a lone caveman, galloping horses, flying birds and insects, and so on, all inserted into landscapes and often projecting a feeling of the uncanny and the exotic. Such an iconography recalls a surrealist discharge of imagination: A rich dream space profoundly mirrors often nightmarish psychological scenes. However, the serene or stormy skies that belong to Mir’s world also include additional visitors: planes and helicopters, functioning as emphatic new archetypes of an age defined by contemporary military conflicts and their consequences—messengers, perhaps, delivering a warning that humans are unable to learn from the past. In Arrival, 2007, a helicopter hovers somewhere between a background of palm trees and a blond girl in the

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