Artist Brian Kirhagis, of Brooklyn, uses surrealism & inspiration from Dali in new exhibit

Brian Kirhagis created 17 pieces in total, all of which are on display at Sacred Gallery in SoHo.

Brian Kirhagis created 17 pieces in total, all of which are on display at Sacred Gallery in SoHo. (9/5/13)

BROOKLYN - A Bushwick artist is using inspiration from surrealist artist Salvador Dali and images from Brooklyn to create an updated line of paintings.

Brian Kirhagis borrowed Dali's style and used painting as an outline for his work. He says his central figures are Facebook and Instagram, two of the biggest applications in social media.

Instead of the dripping clocks of Dali's "Persistence of Memory," Kirhagis created melting cellphones and pagers. The artist added hidden elements like new technology and images such as skyscrapers from Brooklyn.

Kirhagis created 17 pieces in total, all of which are on display at Sacred Gallery in SoHo.

The exhibit will run through the end of October.
 

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