Vaka Valo’s ongoing ‘Dream Diary’ series brilliantly repurposes schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals and turns them into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists. Especially Toshio Saeki evokes a similar feeling in me, although using more explicit images.
The Future is Fungi
Paul Stamets is a mycologist and a true renaissance visionary with a pathbreaking message.
Nothing is true
Everything is permitted
Toshio Saeki is a psychosexual dream weaver, a grand master of mixing myth, that dream quality and pure libido.
The Lost Tribes
of Tierra del Fuego
For seven thousand years, the Selk’nam, Yamana and Kawésqar people inhabited the forbidding archipelago of Southern Patagonia.
The Edge of Heaven
The image of Bali as a place of great physical beauty laced with a mysterious spirituality has its origins in the works of a small circle of bohemian expats in the 1930, of whom Spies was the most influential.
Escape into a better world
To me these pictures present a futuristic vision rather than a look back at our savage ancestors.
Stepping into the fire
I will step into the fire. The fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn me, it will only burn what I am not.
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
For more than forty years, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has been photographing his body immersed in nature. What you see happening in the image happened in front of the lens.
The Writing of Stones
Roger Caillois’ involvement with stones isn’t so much on a scientific level, he more created a philosophy around the inner worlds of the stones.
Evoking the mysterious
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
Unquenched Desires and the Big Fear
Wolfgang Hutter was clearly gifted with an exceptional receptivity to feel the call of beauty and the creative power to translate it back into form.
M. C. Escher
Escher reveals a world far away from our general perception of reality, a world of mathematics, a world of abstractions, anticipating deep features of modern day cosmology.
Drowned worlds in slow motion
It is rarely possible that an artist’s vision pierces me to the heart at first glance. Dutch artist Saskia Olde-Wolbers did so. Her clear as a bell vision is unmistakable and unique.
Automatic Earth refers to what I see as a ‘blue print’ that exists within nature; a plan within each organism to automatically generate a particular form or pattern that is then, inevitably flawed.
A Remembrance of Beauty
The person behind the name Selvesportrait is a nomadic seeker, a nature worshipper and a naked mirror to the infinite beauty.
The dark viscosity of paradise
The synchronicity of discovering Esther Teichmann at this moment in my life is striking. I am surrounded by lush nature and the promise of the unknown speaks to me beyond language.
The Timeless Way of Building
To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness.
Black & White work
When it comes to Moebius aka Jean Giraud (* 1938 — † 2012) it’s hard to make a choice what to present. His body of work is huge and versatile. My selection focuses on his early black & white work.
Dying to Know
The Mystical World
This book is leading you on travels in a mysterious and visionary world.
Laffoley is a visionary painter, designer, futurist & hyperspace cartographer based in Boston. Diving into his world may cause a feeling of dizziness due to an overdose of novelty.
The Doctrine of Divine Light
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.