The drastic use of color has been used to depict the mood of the subject, with greens and intense reds contributing In the “Human Condition l,” surrealism is employed to pit reality against its representation to see how closely they match up. The painting tot a seaside landscape is placed before the door that opens up onto the landscape and the two appear to line up perfectly, except for the nagging suspicion that the so-called reality against which we measure the painted representation is nothing but a representation itself.
Rene employs a lucid dream technique by using an almost optical illusion style hat on the surface seems innocent enough, but that covertly undermines the reality we take for granted. Without interfering faith the shape of things, he interferes with the system of things. He is protectionist in technique, using a seemingly straightforward, descriptive style, but his content is always a disturbing riddle.
Precision of detail and highly realistic images end up undermining the authority and certainty Of the external world, and causes fear and apprehension in the viewer. We see the world as being outside ourselves, although it is only a mental representation of it that we experience inside ourselves. Emigrate pits the rational, reasoning mind against the imaginative and fantastic with no way to resolve the conflict. Reason always tries to make things determinate, to pin them down definitively.
His pictures resemble dreams of reason with a frightening precision that ends up backfiring, throwing reason itself, and reality, into question, Quite simply, he creates picture puzzles that Cannot be solved or destroyed by reason alone. A dark ball in the foreground contrasts in color with the light seascape background and painting, and creates a visual discord in a composition. It bring the outside forward in the design, and emphasizes the similarity of the painting and the external world.
Rene has used a Center of interest – the beach view- to first attract attention in the composition. This area is more important when compared to the other objects or elements in the artwork, and further stresses the resemblance Of the ‘real’ world to the painted world. The artwork points out what we see is only what we can perceive, and that we may be deceiving ourselves in the way we see our world.