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Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint. The act of creating the color formations alone sounds more like an act of chemistry than art as he mixes resins, oils, diluents, waxes, and drying agents to create the gloppy textures you see here. Portions are then photographed, reworked, and reshot. In the end, we’re left staring at beautifully colorful images that exist somewhere between salt water taffy, Jackson Pollock paintings, and an alluring industrial accident. Whatever they are, Lovejoy is extremely proficient, cranking out several images each day which he shares on his website. Prints are available of every image. (via It’s Nice That)

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy psychedelic paint color abstract

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Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley

Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley video resin psychedelic painting abstract

Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley video resin psychedelic painting abstract

Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley video resin psychedelic painting abstract

Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley video resin psychedelic painting abstract

Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley fills canvases with abstract organic forms made from layer after layer of dripped paint and poured resin. While looking at images of his work online, it’s difficult to grasp the depth and scale of each piece which can be penetrated by light from multiple angles, casting shadows deep into the artwork. Riley works using a number of experimental techniques, frequently incorporating mistakes and unexpected occurrences into the thick paintings that appear almost sculptural in nature. Filmmakers Jason Stanfield and Jordan Olshansky recently stopped by Riley’s studio and shot this brief studio visit. You can see more of his paintings on Flickr, and at Packer Schopf Gallery. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

The artist Kat O’ Sullivan has been creating upcycled sweaters and clothing for over 20 years. “It seems like anything within my grasp ends up painted a million colors,” she says. And this statement certainly held true when the artist decided to purchase a home in upstate New York that had been built in 1840. “I just thought it was cute,” explains Sullivan, but “it was the kind of house you would drive by and never notice.”

But once in the hands of the artist and her “creative mayhem” the home quickly began to change. After a trip to the local paint shop – “give me one of everything!” – Sullivan spent countless hours painting and renovating until the home looked like a psychedelic rainbow complete with oddly shaped windows, eyes and a big mouth. But “Calico,” as Sullivan calls her home, is an eternal work in progress. “It will only get weirder.”

You can keep up with Sullivan and her psychedelic home on Facebook or on Etsy, where she sells sweaters and tutorials on how to make her sweaters. (via Designboom)

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: An Abstract Metaphysical Animation by Ben Ridgway

Animator Ben Ridgway creates abstract animations that explore organic and metaphysical imagery, relating to aspects of life and interconnectedness. His latest film, Cosmic Flower Unfolding, recently won several awards and has been touring film festivals around the world since late last year. He shares about his work via his website:

My abstract animations investigate the metaphysical features of reality. They are designed to stimulate archetypal associations and invite the viewer to make personal connections to the visual and auditory experience without any reliance on narrative or spoken language. […] My work is abstract by nature and uses non narrative film making techniques. The undercurrents of my work point to themes centered around time, cycles, the concept of infinity, and the similarities between artificial and natural systems. In a world where technology and artificial systems are becoming more prevalent, my films are a reminder that they are both a product of nature.

(via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

Boston-based animator Jake Fried just released his latest psychedelic animation, The Deep End, which was drawn entirely with ink, coffee, and white-out. The animation is continually layered on top of itself as forms morph, bend and transform across the screen. I can’t help but wonder how thick the final canvas is with so many layers of illustration. If you were as blown away by this as I was, you’re in luck: see some of his earlier animations such as Sick Leave and Waiting Room.

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Leif Podhajsky’s Psychedelic Art & Album Covers

Leif Podhajskys Psychedelic Art & Album Covers psychedelic covers album art

Leif Podhajskys Psychedelic Art & Album Covers psychedelic covers album art

Leif Podhajskys Psychedelic Art & Album Covers psychedelic covers album art

Leif Podhajskys Psychedelic Art & Album Covers psychedelic covers album art

Leif Podhajskys Psychedelic Art & Album Covers psychedelic covers album art

Leif Podhajsky is an artist and creative director who makes astounding album covers for numerous labels including Warp Records, Sub Pop, Sony, Warner, Atlantic and others. An artist statement via his website says “His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to coerce the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.” These are some of my favorites of his work, both new and old, and here’s a great interview with Leif on Beautiful Decay from last year.

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Psychedelic Stop-Motion Clay Animations

Psychedelic Stop Motion Clay Animations video art stop motion psychedelic claymation animation

London-based artist and animator Nicos Livesey creates these mind-exploding animations using intricately built loafs of plasticine. The colorful clay is formed into morphing and shifting geometric patterns that are revealed as he slices and photographs the cross-sections at painstaking 2mm intervals. (via fastco)

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