Carlson Mondays (Every Last Monday Of The Month)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us take a look at some more trippy artwork. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • THE WEREWOLF by Larry Carlson 2007 digital chromogenic print 

This is my first time seeing this awesome piece, and my god, it’s glorious! Your eyes are immediately bombarded with an overwhelming display of vibrant colors and shapes. Starting from the painting’s top, we see brilliants wisps of blue and green that stick out like eldritch fire. The titular Werewolf is also quite a fantastic site. His ears appear to have two extremely grotesque demons that give off a very ominous vibe. They’re a brilliant blend of reds, pinks, greens, and yellows. A demon actually makes up the canine’s nose, and its eyes seem to follow your every move. The beast’s eyes are giant teardrops that gaze into the viewer’s soul. Then, we get to his mouth, and what awaits us is true fear! His giant maw is filled with ultra-sharp teeth, and an expression that emanates chaotic malice. He actually has a secondary mouth, that’s located just below his first. The bottom of the piece finishes the job with an awesome explosion of rainbow energy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below. 

THE WEREWOLF

 

  • Phantom Vortex by Larry Carlson 2014

This hypnotic work is definitely one for the record books. At first, all you see is a multicolored spiral of awesome patterns and shapes. However, if you look even closer, you can make out faces and other creatures within the vortex. The faces are extremely similar, if not taken directly from a Junji Ito manga. Ito is known by many as the “King of Horror Manga”, and his stories even give me the shivers. He has the uncanny ability to make everyday objects look downright horrific. They all portray looks of pure horror that make the viewer’s hair stand on end. This is especially seen with the skeletal men with Glasgow smiles.  It almost seems as if Carlson has portrayed what LSD Hell would look like. We also see some agonizing maws hidden within the chaos. I’ve never seen Carlson create something so dark before, but I completely love how he’s able to adapt to new styles on the fly. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

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Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

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  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.

 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884-1866 by Georges Seurat Oil on canvas 

This is a fantastic work by “French Painter”, Seurat. It belong to a genre of painting known as Pointillism. The genre incorporates applying color to the piece in the form of tiny dots. The great attention to detail is shown by the use of multiple colors. It also changes appearance depending on how you view it. The painting is an outdoor scene with many rich people, a blue ocean, various umbrellas, and gorgeous, green grass. It also has a bit of a creepy feeling, as the people in the piece don’t have facial features. Nevertheless, I adore this work, and would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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  • Techu-Anpu by Jean-Michel Basquiat one of the Thirty-two Drawings of The Daros Suite 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper 

This is a great work by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. It has many of his signature quirks, like repeated words, strange machines, and bizarre faces. There’s also a unicorn near the center of the piece. I have always loved Basquiat’s randomness, and this piece is definitely no exception. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again. Today’s exhibit focuses on the optical wizardry of M.C. Escher. Now, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • Three spheres 1 by  M.C. Escher 1945 wood-engraving 

This dazzling work causes the viewer to analyze it with all senses. The spheres appear to have an infinite number of lines stretching across it. They remind me of a mesh shirt that has been replicated continuously. I also enjoy the lack of color, and believe that this is an integral part of the work. It makes the viewer fill in the spaces with whatever they think belongs there, and this is how interpretation can increase its uniqueness. Escher also uses distortion to manipulate the work like it was made of silly putty. This is shown with the middle sphere, as it appears to be flattened at the top. I really would like to hear what you guys think of this piece, as well as your perceived meaning in the comments’ section below.

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  • Whirlpools by M.C. Escher 1957 wood-engraving printed from two blocks 

This is one of my favorite of Escher’s works. It is created to be like an optical illusion with a white spiral infinitely looping into the center. The use of repetition makes the titular “Whirlpools” act like a mobius strip, seemingly sucking the red and grey fish into the void. The work is very mesmerizing, and will pull the viewer into the the great unknown. Escher’s heavily detailed piece shows you just how unique of an artist he was, and why his works are still praised to this day. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • The Four Poplars by Claude Monet 1891 Oil on canvas 

This is a mystifying piece by “French Impressionist”, Monet. It has his signature blurry appearance, and the attention to detail is fabulous. The work is an outdoor scene with four poplars and a beautiful blue sky. The sky has a very hypnotic feel to it, and it forces the viewer to take a closer look. The poplars appear to be rising out of the ground, and are blue and brown in color. It also changes its appearance based on the perspective of the viewer. The center of the work makes up the ground, and is brilliant shades of blues, oranges, yellows, and light greens. As the piece ascends, we are met with gorgeous, golden trees that make up the work’s background. I really enjoy this piece, and would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below. 

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  • Bather by Salvador Dali 1928 Oil on panel with sand 

Here we have a wonderful work by “Master Surrealist”, Salvador Dali. It’s also one of his only works to incorporate sand. In this way, Dali can blend some Realism into his famous Surrealist style. The painting depicts a very fleshy humanoid creature with extremely large hands and blobby legs. It also has both male and female parts, and its opening between its legs looks like a vulva. Its face is a lot smaller than the rest of its body, and its mouth looks like a bear trap. The pink color of the body is nearly reaching the uncanny valley, and can make the viewer quite unsettled. Despite this fact, it still remains one of my favorite Dali works. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some great pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Monticello by Jean-Michel Basquiat part of the Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper 

This is a fascinating work by the late Basquiat. It is a mixture of two different art styles; Surrealism and Realism. The Surrealism part of the work is shown through repetitious text and bizarre patterns. The Realism shines through the semi-realistic human face and detailed lower jaw. There are parts of the face, however, that aren’t completely realistic, such as the multicolored skin, and the third eye. I believe that this adds humor and mystical emotion to the piece. The work’s name is shown in parentheses near the leftmost corner. I really enjoy this painting, and would love to see what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Soir d’ orage by Rene Magritte 1946 Gouache on paper

This is a sublime work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Rene Magritte. I really enjoy the color composition of this piece, and it makes me strangely relaxed. The main focus of the work is the giant bottle of perfume, which is off white in color. The visual trickery of the bottle makes it appear orangish, and the design on it is actually in the distance. The sky is a brilliant blend of purples, blues, and other misty colors. Magritte once again surprises me at his amazing attention to detail. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy art. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • Astronomical ❤ by Larry Carlson 2010 digital chromogenic print 

This is an awesome work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outer space scene with multiple stars and a jet black background. There’s various points of interest in the piece, which are equally as strange as one another. To the left, we see various humanoid creatures with view masters for faces. There’s also a strange being with the body of a human and the face of an anatomical model. In the sky, we see some awesome fireworks, as well as skeletal monsters that are marching in a line. Then, we get to the rightmost part of the piece, and our jaws drop! We are met with a kaleidoscopic parachute covered in a rainbow display. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Major Stardust Beyond Infinity by Larry Carlson 2012

Keeping up with the outer space theme, here’s another gem of a painting by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The titular stardust is an extremely bizarre astronaut with a psychedelic spacesuit. He’s surrounded by multicolored eyes and cosmic twinkling stars. Then, we get to his face, and this is where Carlson’s magic really shines! His head is a giant, peach-colored sphere with a shiny center and multiple eyes surrounding it. I wonder how he breathes without a nose? Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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