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LIGHT BOXED ART & ILLUSTRATION (DEC 2018)

One of The Tikotin Gallery´s main passions in the field of art and illustration lies within what is often discribed as "Fantastic Art". A loosely defined genre which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events – and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract. Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings, but has been particularly important in magic realist painting, romantic art, symbolism and surrealism. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art. It has had a deep and circular interaction with fantasy literature.