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"Untitled" by Jon Beinart

"Untitled" by Jon Beinart

 

 "Untitled" by Jon Beinart
Oil on Canvas 2008

Beinart Surreal Art Collective
http://beinart.org/


Psychedelic Obama> by Alex Grey

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Psychedelic Obama> by Alex GreyFor a step-by-step guide to visionary artist Alex Grey's creation of this art please visit alexgrey.com
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The City Speaks > by Tim Parish

The City Speaks > by Tim Parish

 

The City Speaks

Acrylic on canvas

Melbourne 2008

by Tim Parish

 This piece was inspired by the poem 'This City Speaks To Me" by Melbourne's bohemian prince of slam poetry SI who has shouted the words of this at the top of his intoxicated lungs on street corners and in dimly lit bars enough times that I almost know the words off by heart. Love yr work brother.


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The UFO > by Tim Parish

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The UFO > by Tim Parish

 

The UFO

acrylic on canvas

Tim Parish 2008

This painting was inspired by recent readings on the nature of the UFO phenomenon which link it to some kind of psychic manifestation rather than a physical vessel from outer space. I've always been interested in the concept that if extra-terrestrial species were to visit our planet, they would be more likely to do so as astral energy bodies rather than in metal spaceships but Carl Jung explored this psychological query of the UFO phenomena in his book Flying Saucers written in 1959. He suggested that they were more akin to symbolic manifestations of the human unconscious, projected into reality as collective hallucinations. This theory was expanded upon greatly by psychedelic philosopher Terence McKenna at a number of speeches and his books 'Archaic Revival' and 'True Hallucinations'. Here are few quotes from the latter:


Our Own Particular Truth > The Contextual Villains > exhibition at Platform > 2 - 28 November

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THE PLATFORM ARTISTS GROUP presents 'Our Own Particular Truth' by the Contextual Villains.

Exhibition runs 3-28 November, Degraves St Subway, Melbourne - Opening Friday 7th November 6-8pm

They came here on boats, with exquisite taste and bad manners they went forth feral and populated. / Their children's children spoke intimate nonsense shyly in shapeshifting playgrounds. / They altered their egos, telling tall tales amid imaginary worlds of others discards. / They peddled their wares, lines and letters to keep themselves fed full and snug in rugs. / Lazy afternoons sending out stories through tangled cords of collective conscious. / And as the days pass her water-table rises, leaking sympathetic wells of water at the world's wonders. / Casting shapes in the expectation of an approaching villain. / They labour in rapture to extract from the under-land a wide eyed monster, fiercely silent and already hunting for truffles. / The path to his lair littered with severed heads and indecipherable marks, left to guide his companions in the lessons of chaos. / In the search for the way of things this fledgling clan seek simplicity regardless of the fears that face them. / Together they prepare for exploration of uncharted territories - in the knowledge that their time together is fleeting and the end is theirs alone.


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lightcedar forest near lake in Ivanovoskia region, central Russia June 2007

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german lightlate summer rainbow gathering, thuringen, germany, august, 2007
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The Night Doctors > by Tim Parish

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The Night Doctors > by Tim Parish

'The Night Doctors'
by Tim Parish
ink on paper
Japan, 2008

from the exhibition 'Visions of Mu'.

Somewhere between midnight and dawn, in a small room on the border of Thailand and Laos my friend Cassandra told me about a vision she had had in the Amazonian jungle a few months earlier. 

'I felt as if all the creatures of the forest, the insects, the snakes, the creatures of the night were surrounding me and ripping my body to pieces" she told me matterof factly. "It wasn't painful, but there was no escaping the fact that my body had been torn to shreds and I had to confront the reality that I was no longer alive..." - and that was only the beginning of her eight hour long Ayahuasca journey.


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The Cosmic Serpent

The Cosmic Serpent

'Cosmic Serpent'
ink and gold paint
Japan, 2007

from the exhibition 'Visions of MU'

This piece was inspired by the book 'The Cosmic Serpent' by Jeremy Narby, inwhich he explores the universal myth of the serpent throughout cultures all over the world as a being which guards knowledge. While in Japan this concept resonated particularly strong as I would visit Buddhist temples with enormous and beautiful murals of serpent like dragons painted above meditation halls as a kind of gatekeeper to the deeper realms of insight. It was as if the danger and fear created by the image of the dragon were merely a test of one's courage to surpass these obstacles to gain greater insight.
-Tim


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blue sun behind the clouds

blue sun behind the clouds
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