Realize proudly presents, Psybe, (Adam Carsons) an extraordinary visionary artist out of New Jersey. Be on the look out for Psybe in the highly anticipated ART ISSUE 2 of REALIZE, expected to drop before the new year. I got a chance to catch up with Psybe in this quick interview, Check it out!
How old are you, where are you from, and how long have you been painting?
I am 24 years old, I grew up and live in North Jersey in the shadow of Manhattan. I have been painting for three years now, but art has been my life since I could remember.
Who are your biggest artistic influences?
I’d have to go with Giger, The Further Collective, and Kandinsky, as far as painting is concerned. I draw a lot of influence from sitting listening to music, my staples are Isis, Tool, and Bluetech. The world around me serves as a constant influx of creative resources and raw kinda stuff that my brain mutates in the weird little worlds and spaces my paintings explore. I also really dig retro-futurism, futurism, sci-fi films, and anything related to science, biology, networks, and space exploration.
Do you prefer walls or canvass?
It depends on the mood and space my head is in at the time. There are a lot of sketches and things I’ve done recently that I feel would be better suited for a large surface or wall for example, but I typically work on canvas. I do a lot of work about space and proportion and movement; the finite constrains of a specific surface area helps in dealing with the problems of space and placement.
What mediums do you generally work in?
Acrylic paint and acrylic based aerosol.
How much planning is involved in your work? or is just all out of your head on the fly?
Stuff starts as a very loose sketch on the canvas that dictates lines and proportions. I then go to town putting down spray paint and building textures, positive and negative spaces, and structures.
I’ve seen some pictures, of you painting LIVE? Do you like doing events like that, do you feel like you actually get any work done?
I love painting live. Immersing the art and myself into a creative environment with other performers is wonderful and challenging. Being in a setting of that nature forces me to deal with a tremendous amount of sensory input, and challenges my painting to push for new spaces and ideas. I don’t like rushing things with painting purely for the sake of “live art” so I put in a slow thoughtful session just like I would at home.
Any current or upcoming shows?
Yes, I’ll be painting with OTT and Phutureprimitive on December 27th at The Club at BB King’s in Manhattan.
All inquiries for prints or original art, go to psybevisual.blogspot.com.