Color, light, and thematic influences of Magritte and Dali are evident in the works of Tom Caggiano. But Caggiano takes surrealism to its next evolutionary phase, which he calls 'psyrealism.' Where Magritte and Dali painted what they imagined were the images of the unconscious, as expressed in the then-radical theories of Sigmund Freud, Tom draws on his many years of intense psychoanalysis to plumb the depths of his unconscious to create an imagistic symbology that is, concurrently, intensely personal and truly universal.
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Painting the Unconscious
The Artistic Vision of Tom Caggiano
By Howard Gimple
Lecturer in Arts, Culture and Humanities at Stony Brook University