Art can be anything that involves human creativity, skills, and heightened imagination. It is an audio/ visual expression of our thoughts, emotions, intuitions and even desires. Art can be Bold, colourful and even minimalist. It comprises of the diverse range of activities that human can perform with pure thoughtfulness.
Our conscious mind is exposed to a variety of stimuli; some of them gets fixated in our alerted mind some slips down to our unconscious sense of being. We are always been presented with internal and environmental stimuli and act on it accordingly. Psychedelic art is one such form of creative activity and its impact is solidified even with a glance. That’s the power of Psychedelic.
“It's a very salutary thing to realise that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it's healthy that people should have this experience.”
- Aldous Huxley
Loud colours, trippy music, abstract elements and a lot of emotions sums up this crazy art form. Artists involved in making psychedelic pieces of art are imaginative, bold, gather inspiration from almost anything around. They paint journeys, extraordinary experiences and mix up emotions in the most unconventional manner.
According to the dictionary meaning- Psychedelic art is any form of art or visual displays inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations. Psychedelic experiences can be drawn from the alerted sense of conscious and highly perspective situations.
Psychedelic art has its origin from high alertness and has been recognised as a resourceful inspiration for the curators of art. It has been associated with the administration of psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin. The mindfulness attribute induced by these drugs creates an artistic land space for impressive art and visual illusions.
This form of art aims at bringing forth the altered consciousness of the artist and reflects back on the personal sphere of the creator. The psychedelic art form is appealing and it adheres to the innermost feelings of the individuals that are kept hidden deep inside.
Psychedelic Art is an introduction to the altered consciousness of an individual and depicts the most suppressed feelings like anger, fear, secrecy etc that are better kept hidden inside each one of us. Alerted state of consciousness is a condition that is denoted by a slightly different condition from waking up and being active. The activities of this state of mind are highly responsive and alert, making the artist picture out vivid pictures. This kind of art is generally distinguished as loud colours, abstract concepts and bold representation of any object being portrayed in the art. This genre is not limited to just visual art but the psychedelic culture has been spread across various fields like music, paintings and even apparels. Clothing and fashion industry is that one point of structure that is highly open to experimentations and are Bold.
The e-commerce potential of psychedelic art had become hard to ignore and is used in advertising, fashion, and even music. The trippiness of this art is spellbinding and leaves the audience captivated. Our lives have become much more colourful ever since and have ignited the universe of artistic creations and uncovered a hidden and more profound meaning to the world we live in.