Artist Spotlight: The Weird World of Multi-Media Artist Larry Carlson

14 May
2010

We’ve all been surfing the internets for quite some time and have come across some head-scratching, mind boggling things over the years, but I doubt none so much as Larry Carlson multi-media art. As our tagline suggests “Invoking All 5 Senses”, Carlson’s work invokes about 10 more we don’t even know exist.

His videos are what the 1960′s must have looked like on an acid trip. Carlson’s work cannot be explained in one word, nor in one sentence. You simply have to see it for yourself. Like Star Trek…he boldly goes where no man has gone before.

A bio bit from his website: Larry Carlson is a visionary multi media artist. Working with computers he creates artwork that is completely mind blowing. His work spans a variety of forms including web-art, video-art, digital art, animation, text-art, sound art, photography, and collage painting. He is best known for his work in online web-art, in which he created several sites which feature his mind boggling movies.

Here are samples of his artwork…

Carlson first started exhibiting his artwork online in 1997. In 2000 Carlson published the legendary web sites Virtual OM and Larrycarlson.com which featured his original full screen psychotropic entertainment for the online masses around the world. For the past five years Yahoo! directory has ranked Larry Carlson as the number one computer artist in the world. International newspapers like London’s Guardian, Montreal’s Mirror, and Istanbul’s Vatan News have done features on his awe-inspiring artwork. His work has also been featured in US weekly, High Times, Vice, Juxtapoz, NY Arts and Lucky magazines.

His video titled ‘Doctor Illusion’…

Another titled “Contact The Star People’

More of his videos can be seen on his Vimeo channel called ‘The Magical Mind Melt Show’.

And last but not least…you have never seen anything like this before. It is one of his flash movies titled ‘Free Food for Everyone’.

Check out Larry Carlson’s website for more trippy goodness, including over 70 flash movies. He is truly the Salvador Dali of the ‘computer art’ world.

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