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D&D Fernal  

The Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs
A new and unique International Visionary and Surrealist Art publication released May 29th 2015

I am excited to announce the release of a very special book entitled the Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs, a wild and wondrous 245 page revelation of Visionary and Fantastic Art from over 100 artists, and featuring magical myths and artful legends to illustrate the collective vision of a paradisiacal Garden of Fernal Delights that we have been working on for the past two years. Curated by Liba Waring Stambollion​ and Gromyko Semper​, the book also features Fernalese, my invented language which was created for the book, and whose words and characters help weave the unique blend of stories and images into a beautiful vision. The Encyclopaedia is limited to an edition of 1000 copies, and you will not see anything like it on the art market. Click the image at left to explore this unique and fascinating collective expression of artistic joy!

D&D Fernal  

Dreams & Divinities Fernal
May 30th - June 30th 2015 : Bash Contemporary Gallery, 210 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, USA

I will be exhibiting a dual-image artwork from my Fernal World series in this exciting international visionary art show and book launch this coming May/June. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 30th with a presentation about the forthcoming book 'The Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs' and a festival of artistic events is also planned from Friday May 29th until Wednesday June 3rd. The Encyclopaedia is an exciting and unique Visionary and Surrealist art book narrating the wonders of an imaginative parallel world complete with its own invented language - see the news item above for more details!


Making Out - The Exquisite Diversity of Desire
May 14th - June 14th : Gallery X, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin, Ireland

My Queer Mythical Hero Lucaion is making his first outing with a voyage to Dublin as part of a show entitled 'Making Out - The Exquisite Diversity of Desire' being held to support the Yes vote on the Irish referendum on gay marriage. He joins a multimedia exhibition of photography, paintings and digital art which express the delightful and multiple spectrum of human love and sexual desire, and I am excited to make my artistic debut on the Emerald Isle in the city of James Joyce with this image expressing such a fundamental aspect of my deepest mythical soul.

Several new images and exhibits are now online here at biroz.net, including two new paintings in the Fernal World series - Lucaion and Afer - as well as two new 'Visions' paintings, Ch'ul Totik Ixim and Song of Sky Trickster. Also now online is a beautiful set of resources for Fernalese, the Fernal Language constructed as part of the forthcoming book project The Encyclopaedia of Fernal Affairs to be released in May 2015. An exciting update to my Voice Project is also visible below - check out the new videos to this grande visionary initiative.

Voice Project Crowdfunding Pitch Image  

The Voice Project - UV Update!
Creating a 13-panel, 33-ft long visionary mural of the Island of Britain

My Voice Project, my initiative is to create a 13 panel, 33 foot long visionary mural expressing the imaginal and mythical visions of the Island of Britain, has reached an interesting stage, with the acrylic underpainting and the first draft of the UV image completed. I have also significantly ovrhauled the Voice project exhibit pages here on my website, and beautiful scans of the latest stages can now be seen, including the UV image that lends a powerful sense of the project's magical, mythical imagery. Though I've been working on this since 2010 in one form or another, there's a long way to go yet!

archaic visions  

Archaic Visions
A blog of thoughts and explorations from Bruce Rimell on the Visionary Art Exhibition website

On my visit to Mexico in 2014, the talented artist Otto Rapp, who runs the online visionary art hub Visionary Art Exhibition, invited me to begin a blog on the site and thus was born Archaic Visions, a regular column of short, focussed essays upon archaeological artefacts, mythological images and non-Western worldviews. I am also using the blog to serialise my grand thesis on visionary experience in the 21st century, entitled ON VISION AND BEING HUMAN. An illustrated book of this thesis is planned for late 2015, and I'm delightfully grateful to Otto for the space in which to muse!


Dreams & Divinities at LuminArte
March 21st - May 2nd 2015 : LuminArte Gallery, 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas TX75207, USA

Some unexpected but delightful news - my artwork The Dream of Bellerophon is once again spreading its wings to travel to the USA, this time to the LuminArte Gallery in Texas for a show opening this Spring Equinox, courtesy of the Dreams & Divinities initiative that I am proud to be a part of. Joining many of the artists who exhibited on the recent Mexico travelling show, but this time with different work, I am very honoured to be included in this prestigious show. An opening reception is being held on Saturday March 21st from 7pm until 10pm, and the exhibition continues until May 2nd..

D&D Mexico 2  

Dreams & Divinities Mexico II
January 31st - February 28th 2015 : Ammon Ra Gallery, San Pedro Garza García, Monterrey, México

The 'Dreams & Divinities Mexico' travelling show moves to its second venue in the city of Monterrey, Nueva Leon, Mexico, and I am delighted to be exhibiting two pieces - my Toci Coatlicue Teteo Inan and my Mayan Inscription - at Ammon Ra, a newly opened gallery of the Visionary and Fantastic Arts. Further venues for this touring exhibition are planned for 2015, which showcases the work of a huge array of artists including Liba Waring Stambollion, Carrie Ann Baade, Cody Seekins, Gromyko Semper, Otto Rapp, Gabriela Garza Padilla, Mark Henson and many more!


Chimeria Festival of Visionary Arts and Sciences
October 18th - November 2nd : Various venues in Sedan, Champagne-Ardennes, France

I am thrilled to announce my debut at the 2014 Chimeria Festival des Arts et des Sciences Visionnaires taking place this October and November in the town of Sedan in the Champagne-Ardennes region in France. I will be showing three works created in the first half of 2014 and inspired by my recent visit to San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, including my K'u Ikil Ta Yaxal Vinajel capturing the spirit of a single vision, and my Song of Lucaion. I am extremely happy to be included in this high-profile event and will be travelling to Sedan to enjoy the festivities!

visionaries exhibition  

Visionaries - Seers Of The Soul
September 6th - October 11th : Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York, USA

I am delighted to announce that three of my artworks are to be exhibited at the Visionaries - Seers Of The Soul exhibition at Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, New York, USA. Even more delightfully, my artwork The Dream Of Bellerophon is being used to promote the show on the flyer and the cover of the exhibition catalogue (available to purchase here) and my three works are joined by a glittering array of visionary and surreal artists: Can Emed, Erik Heyninck, Martina Hoffmann, Brigid Marlin, Miguel Tio, Robert Venosa, Liba Waring Stamboliion and many more. An open event takes place on Sep 6th, and a closing event on October 11th.


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