"Treaseure Island" in 2005 by Vladimir Kush (Moscow, 1965). Surrealist painter and sculptor. His oil paintings are also sold as giclée prints which contributed to his popularity. Kush himself refers to it as "metaphorical realism" and cites the early influence on his style of Salvador Dalí's surrealist paintings as well as landscapes by the German romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich.
This painting by Vladimir Kush captures the essence of desire evident in Surrealist art, and also pairs this desire with the relationship between man and object. The work presents thoughts and needs of the unconscious mind, as referred to in the lecture.