Consensual Hallucination

I’ve recently been working on some new abstract pieces. They’re very different to the collage work I do or my usual painting style, but I love the change of pace and this new way of creating. These new pieces are made from using a mixture of oil paint and spray paint.

I’m going to be using photographs of them in my collage landscape pieces that are based on humanity’s intellectual landscape, but these pieces are taking the concept further. The best way to sum up the concept behind the new abstracts is to use the quote from William Gibson’s book Neuromancer

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…” – William Gibson, Neuromancer

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Hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday and thanks for reading




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