Psychedelia by James McCarthy

Illustration // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
"I guess it all stems from my childhood" is James McCarthy's banner statement. "I am not interested in cliches like unicorns and fairies and I do not want to overly sentimentalize my work. It is influenced by fantasy and science fiction up to a point, yes, but it is also personal. It is about weather and seasons and what kind of mood they put you in." We don't think McCarthy's work brings unicorns or fairies to mind particularly, but there is an incredibly intense strain of the psychedelic eye in his outrageous, absorbing work. 

Fantasy Worlds by James McCarthy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
James McCarthy has a wild imagination, one that he has high command over and can spill out into his artwork. The artist creates highly detailed, surreal universes that look like carnivals on distant planets. Where Dali meets science fiction...

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