6 Psychedelic Artists Who Changed Art
Psychedelic art is a manifestation of the hallucinations or illusions (psychedelic experiences) one may have when intoxicated with psychoactive drugs such as LSD. The term ‘psychedelic’ means mind’s manifestation. This form of art saw its inception in the 1960s (on band posters, murals, comic books etc.) and have hence been used to even depict political, religious or social sentiments as hallucinated by the sub-conscious mind.
In the contemporary times, psychedelic art has transcended into the digital age whereby images are produced on the computer using various software. Thus, the psychoactive drugs are being used on a productive scale to create creative masterpieces.
Here are six such brilliant artists who have been using psychedelic art to depict their states of mind and today’s reality (especially using emotions).
Andrew (Android) Jones
Andrew is one of the most popular psychedelic artists to be known and is from the United States of America. His visual art has been used on multiple platforms such as fashion, film and gaming.
He also creates covers for music bands such as Beats Antique, Sporeganic etc. He also set up a non-profit online art community – conceptart.org. The site is quite popular amongst artists and gets 1.3 million views per month.
Tokia Aoyama is a popular pop artist from Japan who uses psychedelia and surrealism to create art that depict the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of the Japanese culture.
His inspiration to create this type of art arose from his stay in United States of America where he got influenced by psychedelic art movements/artists. His art work has been known to be inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali and Mati Klarwein.
A graduate from Evergreen State College, Atherton pursued digital painting as an independent curriculum course in his college. Thereafter he attended a seminar by the conceptart.org in Seattle and got influenced to create psychedelia.
He has thus travelled to the Himalayas and even learned yoga to channel his energy to create masterpieces. He initially sketches the rough draft of his idea and later on uses that to draw on an electric draw pad and come to full realisation of his creations. The topics used by him cover meditation and yoga, martial arts, lucid dreaming and many such related topics.
Her art is quite popular amongst psychedelic trance and psychill listeners. She is an artist who has worked in Vienna, California and Austria. She is a teacher of arts and also creates visionary images for international museums.
Her art work is inspired from spiritual and personal transformations. She uses her emotions and music to create these masterpieces that are now popular worldwide. She uses art to interconnect and portray the connections between humans and the divine. She often uses an egg in her paintings as they symbolise the seed of life and the entry to the infinite, according to her.
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Luke Brown is known to be an intrepid explorer who uses psychedelic art to portray cultural influences. His art tries to vision the spirituality that exists in the human imagination. He uses vibrant colours to create unique and complex pieces that are a mix of traditional and digital art.
His art has been highly acclaimed worldwide, so much so that thieves have stolen some of his pieces for its worth in the market!
He works to draw out his hyper spatial experiences with precision and high accuracy.
Alex Grey is a truly inspired visionary artists of this age. Born in Ohio, his passion for art was inculcated by his father who was a graphic designer. He tries to use multi-dimensions and biological anatomy to show different kinds of spiritual energies in the body.
Grey is also known for his anatomical trainings. One of his most popular works is the ‘Sacred Mirror’.
Ronald frequently writes about music at Loud Beats. He believes every individual should be connected to at least one form of art in their lives.