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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
1 Mental Extensions - Inner Reality

Through the practice of meditation, especially in sensory deprivation tanks, people can achieve psychedelic, out of body experiences. Australian artist Lewis Smart depicts this in a unique bird’s eye view of a person meditating. The digital illustration was created as an album cover for the psychedelic downtempo duo Mental Extensions for their album Inner Reality. Smart came up with the idea for the image while doing a visual meditation exercise himself, in which he tried to imagine the entire room at once. The meditating person and the room are based on him self. The other two backgrounds are imaginary. [Read more...]

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Visionary Art from the Amazon Jungle

Friday 02.07.2014 , Posted by
1 Luis Tamani Amasifuen

Although similar techniques have been achieved in the digital realm, Luis Tamani Amasifuen’s works are all hand painted. From the jungle of Pucallpa, Peru, Amasifuen creates beautiful paintings from his shamanistic visions. A graduate of the Escuela Superior de Formacion Artistica Eduardo Meza Saravia, his works are rich in vibrant colors and fractal details with a mythical, spiritual vibe and a theme of rainforest protection and conservation. His works were exhibited at Festival Amo Amazonia in Trapoto 2010. [Read more...]

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Psychedelic Creature Portraits Drawn With Intricate, Overlapping Lines of Colored Pen

Thursday 08.08.2013 , Posted by

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When looking at illustrations by Korean visual artist Mossi, I am reminded of Spirograph designs, but peering from beneath the geometric patterns are the eyes of mysterious creatures. More impressive than the depth and detail of each psychedelic portrait is the fact that each was drawn freestyle, by hand using colored pen and ballpoint pen. The intricate strokes were meticulously overlapped to give off a level of brilliance that is easy to get lost in. [Read more...]

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Wearable Art: Unique Sublimation Printed T-Shirts

Monday 04.08.2013 , Posted by

Abraxas by Stefan Mierz

Want to support artists, create jobs in America, and look ridiculously cool? Then you should consider pre-ordering a vibrant t-shirt by RaveNectar so that this visionary company can get its feet on the ground. Not only will you have a shirt that will surely get you noticed and have people asking where you found that amazing wearable art, but you will also be supporting the independent artist who created the design of your choice. The t-shirts are created on a sublimation printer, which is very new and much pricier than silk screening, so RaveNectar needs your help to open their own print shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (far, far from China). [Read more...]

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Happy, Loving, Passionate Art by Natitota

Sunday 03.10.2013 , Posted by

1 Natitota

Born in the beautiful “city of eternal springtime,” Medellín Colombia, Natitota embraced the vibrant colors, people, and music that surrounded her. She expresses her vision of the magnificence of nature and love that she has experienced through her paintbrush in a unique style that vibrates with energy. Natitota has traveled the world and stayed in some of the most breathtaking places. She finds inspiration in the scenery, then, she explains, “I do everything that charges me with positive energy and then I express it all through colors and shapes in my paintings. My objective is to spread the wings of my heart to share Natitota’s love, joy and passion with the World.” Learn more about Natitota in our interview after the jump. [Read more...]

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Freestyle Creations Peek Into the Universe

Tuesday 01.29.2013 , Posted by

1 john speaker

While most artists have a concept in mind as they approach the canvas, John Speaker is more of a freestyler. As he sits down to start a piece, he touches his marker or paintbrush to the canvas and lets his consciousness take care of the rest. He says,

“The creation becomes an evolving chaos of the purest emotions; they do not represent happiness or sadness, confusion or enlightenment, hope or doubt; they are simply the culmination of everything and nothing. The concept of a mistake becomes completely irrelevant in the process, as the confines of our societal definitions have been shed, and the energy of the universe is allowed to present itself unrestrained. My creation becomes something more than an expression of life. It has become life itself.”

When I first discovered John Speaker’s art, I got lost in each piece, trying to interpret and put my own spin on the images before me. Stay tuned after the jump for our interview with him, then check out JohnSpeaker.com to see more. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #348 > A Wave Of Psychedelic Art

Tuesday 01.01.2013 , Posted by

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The Essence of Being: Spiritual Photomanipulation

Wednesday 11.07.2012 , Posted by

The moment I saw these incredible works of art, I was immediately transplanted back to Fractal Nation at Burning Man. Cameron Gray’s art is like a new wave, digital version of Alex Gray’s astounding collection. His images capture what I believe to be the essence of existence. Cameron Gray seems to be tapping in to a porthole that many have never experienced. From what I’ve seen, the majority of visionary art is made up of loving beings with good intentions; nothing to be feared. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #294 > Mind Altering Creations

Friday 10.19.2012 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #197> Slightly Psychedelic Art

Friday 05.25.2012 , Posted by



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