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John Jerome O’Connor’s Psychedelic Abstractions

John Jerome O’Connor’s playful psychedelic abstractions are not just inventive in markmaking and composition but also use inventive and sometimes bizarre premises/rules to conjure up the imagery .

Here’s a description by John about how the above piece was concieved: “This work is based on cultural differences in interpersonal space – the actual space people create between themselves and another person in casual conversation. Specifically, I used a study from 2004 in the Journal of Social Psychology of Dutch, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Greek, and Italian conceptions of personal space. The study looked at gender, pairs of people, and groups. The literal space was recorded for each group studied, and then averaged. I used these measurements to create the structure and patterns in this work. The length of the lines and sizes of shapes in my drawing correspond to the actual spaces (measured in the study) between people of different cultures. The patterns I made also reference these differences. In the center, I used photographs I took and found of people moving through crowds at parades – their patterns trying to navigate these spaces.”

Check out the rest of John’s work after the jump.

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Marcin Schleifer

Beautiful drawings by Polish artist Marcin Schleifer.

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Jonathan Budenz

Work by graphic designer Jonathan Budenz.

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Niclas Boman

Whimsical illustrations by Niclas Broman.

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Greg Ponchak’s Black And White World

Somber black and white photographs by designer Greg Ponchak.

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Evan Campbell’s Scary Faces

Free-lance sculptor extraordinaire Evan Campbell creates insanely realistic sculptures!  His work has been featured in films by Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, and Kevin Smith.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Surface Detail

 

Welcome to a myriad of details in an evolving fractal landscape. Courtesy of SubBlue. Watch the full video after the jump.

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Sonny

Nerds just have way too much time on their hands these days.

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