jose antonio vallejo - muneco hinchable - le bastart

Jose Antonio Vallejo Serrano and his avatars looking for love

The transition from a gray reality to a fantasy realm, from a windowless room to an infinite and lysergic nature, from cultural oppression to instinctive liberation, is a common denominator of children’s tales like The Wizard of Oz or Winnie the Pooh where the child transforms his o her relatives (or stuffed animals) into extreme beings subject to the whims of sleep. It is not surprising that Henry Darger was fascinated by the tornadoes, thresholds […]

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Androgyny and derivatives

The life of Henry Darger was spent between the pages of a book he was writing and illustrating over the years. He called it realms of the unreal and were his only reality, where he found the meaning of his existence in his redemptive role or guardian of the hosts of girls who daily fought against evil forces. When Darger died and his landlords found those intimate epics, one of the questions that incited his […]