The Psychology Behind James Roper’s Artwork

James Roper is a multidisciplinary artist based in Manchester, UK. He uses traditional painting, as well as digital art software like Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop, in order to create brilliant and distinctive psychedelic paintings. Roper employs a variety of artistic styles, such as abstract, surrealism, figurative, and Baroque (a form of art that flourished…

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The Psychedelic Nature of Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic art and architecture are often called psychedelic in nature – and rightly so. Both the art and architecture from the Islamic world feature vibrant colours and intricate, geometric patterns; much like the kaleidoscopic patterns one can see during a psychedelic experience, either with eyes opened or closed. During psychedelic experiences, people may report seeing…

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The Link Between Psychedelics and Creativity

It has long been suggested that psychedelic drugs act as an aid for creativity. The link between psychedelics and creativity is based, largely, on anecdotes and the plethora of creative works inspired by these substances. However, scientific research does help to bolster this connection, too. With the flourishing of LSD use in the 1960s, the…

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The Visionary Art of Ben Ridgway

Ben Ridgway is a 3D artist who teaches at San Francisco State University in California, having previously worked for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft in the development of video games. He creates digital art, sculptures, and animations, based on themes such as infinity, the golden ratio, sacred geometry, fractals, and technology. Ben is also using virtual…

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Ayahuasca-Inspired Art by Luis Tamani

Luis Tamani is an artist who was born in the Peruvian city of Pucallpa on the Amazonian Ucayali River. At the end of his academic training in art, he was introduced to the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca, used by the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon for healing, divinatory, and spiritual purposes. Tamani’s work is influenced…

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