Germán Molina is a Colombian Artist, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, studied Graphic Design at the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. He has worked at several Advertising Agencies (Atenas BBDO - XPO Interactive - AD Vision Colombia - Redrock Interactive) and has more than 20 years of experience in Art Direction, Advertising Design, Illustration, Layout and Photography.
Visionary art is a term used to describe artwork that is led by imagination and inspired by personal insight into spiritual, mystical, or other metaphysical realms. Visionary art often has a surreal, abstract, and fantastical quality, with vivid colors and intricate detail.
Visionary art is created to inspire an emotional, psychological, or spiritual journey, and often reflects the inner journey of the artist.
The term “visionary art” was first used by American poet and essayist William Blake in the late 18th century to describe artwork that was inspired by visions, dreams, and other mystical experiences. Since then, the term has been used to refer to a wide range of artwork that is inspired by the artist’s inner visions.
Visionary art is often associated with the psychedelic art movement of the 1960s, which was influenced by the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and other hallucinogens. This art movement sought to explore the boundaries between reality and imagination and to give expression to inner visions, dreams, and spiritual experiences.
The artist’s creative process is a key part of visionary art. Many visionary artists use meditation, altered states of consciousness, and/or other spiritual practices to access their creative source. This creative process
The artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible. Our scientific, materialist culture trains us to develop the eyes of outer perception. Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye: The eye of contemplation; the eye of the soul. All the inspiring ideas we have as artists originate here.
The visionary realm embraces the entire spectrum of imaginal spaces; from heaven to hell, from the infinitude of forms to formless voids. The psychologist James Hillman calls it the imaginal realm. Poet William Blake called it the divine imagination. The aborigines call it the dreamtime; and Sufis call it alam al-mithal. To Plato, this was the realm of the ideal archetypes. The Tibetans call it the sambhogakaya; the dimension of inner richness. Theosophists refer to the astral, mental, and nirvanic planes of consciousness. Carl Jung knew this realm as the collective symbolic unconscious. Whatever we choose to call it, the visionary realm is the space we visit during dreams and altered or heightened states of consciousness.
Every sacred art tradition begins with the visionary. “Divine canons of proportion,” mystic syllables, and sacred writing were all realized when the early wisdom masters and artists received the original archetypes through visionary contact with the divine ground. After a sacred archetype has been given form as a work of art, it can act as a focal point of devotional energy. The artwork becomes a way for viewers to access or worship the associated transcendental domain. In sacred art, from calligraphy to icons, the work itself is a medium: a point of contact between the spiritual and material realms.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."