What are we_Lucas León
The “Unmasked ones” have a dialogue with the uncertain, and open themself up to infinite possibilites. The infant arrives at the world by crossing the door, now there’s no un-crossing that door, the unknown will forever be such. The landscape mutates, the strangeness moves them, the masks open their eyes, knowing themself fictions, and contemplate unlimited discovery.
I worked with the symbologies that stemmed from research on the field of psychoanalysis and the concepts of facing the self within, the angst and the darkness, and accepting them as part of ourselves. Allowing uncertainty to open its space into possibilities of being and doing. My intention was to invite the spectator to engage with that depth and by that giving value to the transformative power of the question “what are we?”.
This artwork was the official poster for a psytrance music and live bands festival called “Rock and Trance”, that was located in a forest in Concón, Chile.