Rocío Montoya | HYPNOPOMPIC
Project of paper collages by Rocio Montoya. Hypnopompic hallucinations are those that appear in an intermediate state between sleep and wakefulness. They allude to visual perceptions that occur in humans when they are awakening and its link to objective reality is not entirely clear, being difficult to distinguish of normal vivid experiences.
portrait, photography, collage, paper, flowers, botanical, human, figure, femenine, Rocio Montoya
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H Y P N O P O M P I C

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAPER COLLAGES

Art direction, photo and paper collages: Rocio Montoya
Photo assistant: Alejandro Bazal
Muse: Clara del Val


Hypnopompic hallucinations are those that appear in an intermediate state between sleep and wakefulness. They allude to visual perceptions that occur in humans when they are awakening and its link to objective reality is not entirely clear, being difficult to distinguish of normal vivid experiences.

This series of collages born as an aesthetic experiment that evokes the well known effect of “sleep paralysis” a state in which anything seems possible and that is sometimes so real that the memory remains latent in the retina and in the subconscious as a reality.

Under the inspirational influence of surrealism and classical Raphaelite painting, Hypnopompic reflects on the delicacy of the female figure in synergy with nature, as an ode to the ephemeral beauty and fragility of human beings. The portraits have been made by the artist Rocio Montoya and intervened with the technique of handmade collage, using symbolic elements extracted from old botanical illustrations  and various print magazines.


Las alucinaciones hipnopómpicas son aquellas que se producen en un estado intermedio entre el sueño y la vigilia. Hacen alusión a las percepciones visuales que se manifiestan en los seres humanos cuando están despertando y su vínculo con la realidad objetiva no está del todo claro, siendo díficil distinguirlas con experiencias normales vívidas.

Esta serie de collages se ha realizado como un experimento estético que evoca el también denominado efecto de “parálisis del sueño”, un estado en el que cualquier cosa parece posible y que, es en ocasiones tan real que el recuerdo permanece latente en la retina y en el subconsciente como una realidad palpable.

Bajo la influencia inspiracional del surrealismo y la pintura clásica prerrafaelista, Hypnopompic reflexiona sobre la delicadeza de la figura femenina en sinergia con la naturaleza, como una oda a la belleza y a la fragilidad efímera del ser humano.
Los retratos han sido realizados por la artista Rocío Montoya y se han intervenido con la técnica del collage manual utilizando elementos simbólicos extraídos de antiguas ilustraciones de botánica y diversas revistas impresas

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