Untitled

acrylic and mixed media, 10 inches by 10 inches

ANDY MESSERSCHMIDT

Ely, MN
www.andymesserschmidt.com

This series of 600 10 x 10″ oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings on paper revolves around the landscape acting as a stage for the playing out of occult phenomena. Recurring and archetypal mysticisms occur throughout many of my paintings. Notions of the traditional landscape as being breathtaking and scenic become marred by an aberration resulting from some skewed form of mysticism. Referencing the occult’s fascination with utopian/distopian scenarios is tantamount. My focus running throughout all of these paintings is an examination of how utopian occult philosophies and beliefs came to be and how they are continuing to evolve or morph into more subliminal and progressively esoteric obfuscations.