DELUSION. FANTASY. THE UNCONSCIOUS AND ART.
The history of Art shows us the artist’s need to transcend the everyday, real, natural, what the eyes see and other senses perceive.
The search for what has no explanation, what lies beyond the sensitive capacity and is a distant dark hunch of intelligence and illusion, has been present from the earliest times in the evolution of artistic creation. But the great art of the mind and its nooks and crannies takes place in the 20th century, after the influence of Freudian psychoanalysis, since it explores the unconscious, giving meaning to the “human soul” penetrating the inner self, a way that transforms the fantasy to create mental images capable of facing the fears and mistakes of the individual.
This supposes a creative leap towards a more spontaneous art, free of ties, naive and unconventional that drifts towards the abolition of the figurative-genuine and its rules. Throughout the entire 20th century, in different movements, isms, tendencies and practices, a sensorial and ethereal art was configured that penetrates more deeply into the new social and technological man.
In the 21st century the fantastic, unconscious outlines a changing world in ways that resort to new formats and requirements related to the evolution of the human mind and science, thus, connecting the biological and the inanimate, the technological and the humanistic in a a kind of conceptual spirit where reality gives way to a whole world of new vital signs to explore.