He Uses A Weird Trick To Create The World’s Most Psychedelic Art.

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For Riley, the paint and resin don't have to have any rhyme or reason.

If you thought psychedelia was a thing of the past, think again: Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley is keeping the art and imagery of the psychedelic sixties alive.

His work is made from poured paint and dripped resin, the combination of which creates a trippy effect that causes the viewer to stare for prolonged periods. For Riley, the art is all about experimentation, like he explained in a recent interview:

You can’t have any other intent but moving. You can’t worry about it, you can’t stop, you can’t choke. It’s obvious when it works. It’s obvious when it fails. The paintings aren’t about specific things, they’re all about kind of the same thing. And I’m not really trying to define any ideas, I just let it flow.

Clearly, his artistic process is pretty psychedelic, too. Check out his trippy work below.


Jason Stanfield

Still, it's clear that there's some calculation to his work.

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Viewers see different things when they look at the painting, from faces to surreal monsters or otherworldly animals.

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Perhaps the most striking aspects of his work are the saturated colors and insane details.

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

What do you see when you look at this painting?

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Bruce Riley

Watching the movement of the resin being dropped onto the painted canvasses is mesmerizing as well.

Jason Stanfield

Jason Stanfield

Jason Stanfield

Bruce Riley is one far-out dude.

Jason Stanfield

**To see more about Bruce and his work, check out the video below.**

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Next, psychedelic photography by Jeremy Jackson.

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