Developed by artist and inventor Kristi Soli, Cognitive Surrealism uses intricate color and layer to draw the viewer’s mind into a two dimensional canvas. There, the rich detail expands the mental set – the experiences, preferences and desires of the viewer. To each, a unique visual story unfolds in the mind. At showings, viewers emphatically debated what they each personally saw in the work.
To achieve that richness of detail, the works in her Cognitive Surrealism series have been years in the making. The originals are not for sale. Ms. Soli offers gallery quality reprints at shows and on her website.