Visionary art, has a way of grabbing attention because its so unique, and totally out there, in this video some proponents of the psychedelic culture talk about what really matters in life:
People in this culture have an idea that a drawing has to look like a photograph, and a song must sound like Beyonce, they don’t just sing for the joy of singing, and for the expression of their inner life, because they are afraid to express themselves, because they are worried about how others will perceive them, but dance like no-one’s looking, cause its your life dance it way you want it to be.
This is a form of art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences.
Visionary art often carries themes of spiritual, mystical or inner awareness. Despite this broad definition, there does seem to be emerging some definition to what constitutes the contemporary visionary art ‘scene’ and which artists can be considered especially influential. Symbolism, Surrealism and Psychedelic art are also direct precursors to contemporary visionary art.