RageOn is now home to all-over-print clothing featuring the digital visionary art of Louis Dyer! Dyer's artwork depicts his experiences inside altered states along with the ideas he's discovered in dreams and meditation. With water colors, acrylics, and oils, this skilled painter from the U.K. has created some of the most creative psychedelic designs we've ever seen. Collect all of these stunning fully sublimated designs here, exclusively on RageOn.com and enjoy our mind-bending interview with artist Louis Dyer below!
My name is Louis Dyer, I am a 23 year old digital artist from the UK. My work is inspired by my lucid dreaming experiences and the journeys I have during altered states of consciousness. Painting gives me the opportunity to make intangible perceptions concrete in the waking world. My aim is to inspire others towards positive self development through my art.
Can you take us briefly through your creative process?
I would say a lot of my work is derived from experimenting, I rarely start a piece with a plan. I get excited by not knowing what it is I am actually going to create. I spontaneously apply brush strokes,shapes,textures and colours until I eventually start to see things emmerging from the chaos. It's then a matter of rendering what is being presented, entering a meditative & trance like state of mind helps the process.
How exactly did you start lucid dreaming?
My first lucid dream was triggered by some terrifying experiences of sleep paraylsis. I was 16 when this started happening, my first lucid dream happened after a particularly bad episode, as the sleep paralysis faded I suddenly found myself in a beautiful landscape, I started running up a hill and when I hit the top I leaped into the air. As I was falling I was completely lucid, everything was so clear, I could feel the air rushing past me as I fell, I could feel the warmth of the sun beams and control the clouds with my hands. This was my first lucid dream, it was brief but it was really special. Lucid dreaming really defined my creative path.
Do you have any artists that you look up to?
I have so many artists that I admire and each for different reasons, some examples of artists living today would be Alex Grey, Android Jones, Daniel Mirante & Ernst Fuchs. Artists who have passed would be William Blake, Robert Lenkiewicz, Gustave Moreau, Jean Deville & Robert Venosa.
What is the best way you can capture the images you see from the astral dream world?
I have many techniques of searching for inspiration in the dream realms. Keeping a calm and meditaive state will prolong the experiences long enough for you to analyse your dream visuals. Once I wake up I normally create loose sketches with notes before the information fades. I can then use these sketches and insights to inform my digital paintings.
Where can RageOn fans see more of your beautiful work?
I post daily updates on my facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/louisdyerartist My official website can be found here: http://louisdyer.com/ Also if anyone is interested in leanring how to create digital artwork in my style, I have a number of digital painting e-courses available on my website here: http://www.digitalvisionaryart.co.uk/ And of course I will be posting new products regularly on RageOn so keep an eye out!