22 April 2012 - Request from a South African student
From: Geroimenko.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 24 April 2012 11:36
To: 'PG Jonker'
Subject: RE: This is not René Magritte
you for your email and interest.
motivation behind this work was irony. René Magritte stated “This is
not a pipe” and you know what he meant.
decided to create a humorous artwork that states “This is not René
Magritte” and depicts (sort of) a recognisable surrealist portrait of Magritte.
My intention was to use a minimal numbers of “building blocks”. After
some research, I realised that it’s enough to use just three elements to
implement my idea.
my visual references at http://www.geroimenko.com/WebRoot/Store3/Shops/es145106/MediaGallery/VG-Exhib-Influences/Influences-Visual-References.pdf and
a movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMoITfBLHVY
luck with your project
From: PG Jonker
Sent: 23 April 2012 17:08
Subject: This is not René Magritte
Dear Dr Geroimenko
My name is Hardus
Jonker and I am currently a second year graphic design student at the Cape
Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa
We are doing a
history project on Surrealism and Dada. We have to find an example of a modern
design or an artwork that references back to a historical art work by
an artist of our chosen movement.
I have chosen René
Magritte and I found your work, "This is not René Magritte"
If you find the time
I would very much like some more insight on why you created the work, why you
used elements from "This is not a pipe" and "Son of
I hope to hear from