tagged: psychedelic

2013: Paris or London? Philippa Snow and James Loks with a Tale of Two Cities

by ArtSlant Team
James Loks <************************>   to Philippa 23/12/2013         I've just been trying to think about what I'm going to say, in between writing shopping lists and looking at fish stew recipes. Yes we are eating fish stew for christmas which is largely because my wife is Polish, carp is not very tasty and we don't have a bath in which to keep it. This takes a longer explanation but you can google it. And... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 1/9/14

The perfect shudder of spectral light upon a terrible beauty.

by Andrew Berardini
Words like get trotted out by acid amateurs at every flickering bulb and swirl of color. Real psychedelic experiences are punishing in their power: a nauseating kaleidoscope; a universe decentered and dismantled; still things gyrate and dancers stay still in a blurry wash of purest energy; atoms are split inside your skull and come bursting through glassy eyes; other humans dissolve into electric atmospheres and social mores collapse into mere theater. Henri-Georges Clouzot's L'Enfer is... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 10/31/13

Fall Preview: Bright Colours & Rebellious Attitude in London

by Char Jansen
There’s always a back-to-school feeling when September comes round, no matter how long ago you closed that chapter; it brings a certain feeling of dread and sweaty-palmed anxiety, and the peculiar impulse that you should buy a pencil case. Most gallerists no doubt have the same feeling; after a long summer closure, poor souls are forced back to dust down the artworks and open up their doors. Autumn in London in terms of shows can by now be loosely divided into two categories, opening BF... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 9/12/13

Kelsey Brookes

      Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who lives by the beach of San Diego, California. He attributes his raw art style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry and science’s loss became art’s gain. The works potency arguably lies in the way its clash of ancient and ultra-modern references downplay sex and death, which are featured heavily in the work. Brookes describes his art as “an unrefined and, some would say, unskilled mix... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/22/10

The Society for the Advancement of Inflammatory Consciousness: Less Me More Z

by Hong-An Truong
Over the last seven months, the ten to fifteen members of the collective The Society for the Advancement of Inflammatory Consciousness conducted a series of workshops for themselves based on the four states of community-building outlined in American psychiatrist M. Scott Peck’s The Different Drum (pyseudo-community, chaos, emptiness, and true community). During the workshops, they used various activities culled from different sub-and-popular cultural sources such as recovery group... [more]
Posted by Hong-An Truong on 10/12/09
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