Everything, All of It: Martin W. Ball on Art, Ego, and Psychedelics in Modern Film

Everything, All of It: Martin W. Ball on Art, Ego, and Psychedelics in Modern Film

Artist, Author, and psychonaut Martin W. Ball has been discussing and representing the intersections between art and metaphysics for some time now. His position on the nature of the psychedelic experience, human ego, and philosophy on what these substances can offer to mankind has been one of great interest to many artists and explorers.

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Social Dramentary: Artist Luis Quiles Gives Us the Rundown on His Controversial Artwork, Criticism, and His Surprising Influences.

Social Dramentary: Artist Luis Quiles Gives Us the Rundown on His Controversial Artwork, Criticism, and His Surprising Influences.

Meet Luis Quiles, a Spanish artist who uses his work to examine sexuality and it’s relationship to status and sentimentality. While Luis himself doesn’t like to ascribe specific meanings to his pieces (he feels that is something that should be left up to the viewer) it is quite clear that he is looking to probe the overarching themes of capitalism, connection, and sensuality that are on full display in the modern world. 

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Interview With Artist and Musician, Simon Haiduk.

Interview With Artist and Musician, Simon Haiduk.

Like many other artists in this fascinating genre, Simon has done a commendable job at replicating the energies that one may find themselves coming into contact while under the tutelage of spiritual or psychedelic sacraments. With a reverence for nature and the beings that dwell within it, Simon has consistently used this as a source of inspiration and empowerment, allowing him to produce magnificent portraits and tapestries.

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Interview With Photographer, Mikko Lagerstedt.

Interview With Photographer, Mikko Lagerstedt.

I was scrolling through Tumblr a few months ago and discovered the beautiful photography of Finnish artist, Mikko Lagerstedt. His work, while very interesting and unique, still manages to convey an absolutely breathtaking aesthetic. An aesthetic that is at times surreal and haunting, but all the while maintaining a certain kind of complacency; Perfectly depicting the mystical, almost zen-like stillness of things like solitude and the sweeping splendor of the Finnish countryside.

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