Transfigurations, by Alex Grey
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Inner Traditions; (November 9, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 10.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 lbs
Ten years of visionary artwork from a rare artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime.
Includes essays on Grey's work by the renowned art critic Donald Kuspit and by Stephen Larsen, author of Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography of Joseph Campbell.
The long-awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and has appeared in five languages.
Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. These artists are able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey.
Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. It includes all of Grey's major works completed in the past decade, including the masterful seven-paneled altarpiece Nature of Mind, called "the grand climax of Grey's art" by Donald Kuspit. Grey's portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul's journey from material world encasement to recovery of our divinely illuminated core.
Praise for the book:
"Grey's vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art." The New York Times
"Alex Grey's art will bring you face to face with your soul and move you to a new level of enlightenment." Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
"Alex Grey is making some of the most beautifully refined imagist work in the country today." Walter Hopps, senior curator, Guggenheim Museum and Menil Collection
"Grey's work, like all great transcendental art, is not merely symbolic or imaginary: it is a direct invitation to recognize and realize a deeper dimension of our very own being." Ken Wilber, author of The Simple Feeling of Being
About the artist:
Alex Grey is an artist whose work has appeared in the Stux galleries, New York and Boston; the London Regional Art Gallery, Canada; the University of California Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; the Chicago International Art Exposition; the New Museum, New York; the Grand Palais, Paris; the Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil; and numerous other exhibitions. He is also the author of the book Sacred Mirrors.
Visit Alex Grey's website for information about the artist/author, upcoming events, and his Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.