Joey Schmidt-Muller is an active member of the German Avantgarde Scene. Moving from Later Surrealism and the New Objectivity, Joey Schmidt-Muller joined the already established Vienna School of the Fantastic Realism. The confrontation with social criticism led to Joey’s new style, “The Traumatic Realism”, as a development of the New Objectivity of 1933. Pain, torture, nightmares and fears scream at us in creatures dancing and fighting, diving and flying who are intended to arouse our level of consciousness and lead us from our condition of prisoners to self-liberation.