Check out this artist in Chicago who’s creating psychedelic artwork with poured paint. Bruce Riley creates detailed creatures or mandalas by pouring paint and dripping resin. His work is kind of like those ink blot tests in the psychiatrist’s office. They don’t mean anything in particular and he’s not trying to make a statement with any of them. He just goes with the flow to see what he comes up with. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s all about improv.
“The paintings aren’t about specific things, they’re all about kind of the same thing. And I’m not really trying to define any ideas, I just let it flow.”
Take a look at some of Bruce Riley’s work here in this post. You can also see more of his work and learn more about him on his website. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
Bruce Riley says his favorite part when creating his work is when he lays out the paint and decides what to do with it until it sets
His kinda addicted to the psychological risk of creating something with not knowing before hand what it will be.
Bruce approach to his art is more hands off compared to other artists working with layers of paint. So his no stranger to accidents.
Although he uses resin in his psychedelic artwork which is not really the greenest material. He rationalise it by saying he is a non car owner, and a recycling advocate
What ever Bruce does, it’s working as you can see from the stunning images below.
It reminds us of the work of Brian Pollett who created magical illustrations while on drugs. That was pretty trippy
While looking at these pictures it’s almost like looking at things under a microscope
Bruce in the action of creating one more artwork
He looks happy with himself
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