Gea Philes on Standing Outside Reality & Bringing the Otherworldly to Art
"gea* is a Chilean-born multidisciplinary self taught artist based in New York.
Her unique work encompasses drawing, painting, illustration, and digital media.
Often focusing on disturbing and explicit subjects, her drawings juxtapose sweetness and repulsion presented in a dreamlike pop surrealism, in which she explores the nether regions of our collective psyche.gea* is presently working on a follow up book with Timeless Editions (France)."
Jason and Gea even talk about how acid is way overrated as a spiritual aid and does nothing for them, which I found weird, as I'm currently reading a book called 'Elephants on Acid' and the last section of the book I read before falling asleep last night was a sub-chapter in the 'Animal Tales' chapter titled, 'The Brain Surgeon and the Bull' about a brain surgeon who placed chips into bull's brains to manipulate their behavior and to stop them charging him in a bullring situation.
His experiments sounded very much like how you hear about "alien" chips coming out of "alien abductee's" bodies.
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But here is the weird synchronicity I had after listening to the podcast and reading that part of the book.
I get up this morning and see a news story about a woman getting killed by a bull in France.
Bull kills French woman at Aigues-Mortes festival race
My favourite picture of Gea's from her site is the one above and I was surprised to hear that Jason says he was interviewed recently by Whitley Strieber at Whitley's web podcast site.
That is one podcast that I really must have a listen to -
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