Visionary Artist, Alex Grey talks about his unique philosophy about life and art and discusses his recent book, The Net of Being
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Our guest for this program is visionary artist and writer, Alex Grey. The terms “unique, original, and visionary” are often used adjectives that are often over used. But this is definitely NOT the case for Alex Grey’s work.
An Alex Grey art piece is like nothing else. Part technical-medical illustration, part psychedelic, and very mystical, there is NOTHING like his work. After two years at Columbus College of Art and Design, Alex dropped out to paint billboards for a year. It must have been a vagabond thing because Alex was soon back to school at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he met his wife Allyson.
As a couple, together they explored the inner realms of mysticism through the use of LSD, which one might believe explains Alex’s amazing use of color in his art. Alex then spent five years at the Harvard Medical School working in the Anatomy Department, studying and preparing cadavers for dissection. This kind of true “hands on” experience prepared Alex for what would eventually become his signature style of “mind, body, and spirit” artwork.
His art is a blend of full-color, x-ray-like illustration and resembles Kirlian photography that depicts the subtle energy field of Life that animates all living things. His series of 21 human full-size paintings called “Sacred Mirrors” put him on the map, and he hasn’t stopped since.