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202 color and 93 b&w illustrations
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The most extensive collection of Grey’s visionary artwork and life’s journey in one volume
• Includes a foreword by Albert Hoffmann and essays on Grey’s work by renowned art critic Donald Kuspit, philosopher Ken Wilber, and Stephen Larsen, author of Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind
• 21,000 sold in hardcover since October 2001
Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. Such an artist is 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 that they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey.
Transfigurations, the follow-up to Grey’s Sacred Mirrors (1991)--one of the most successful art books of the 1990s--includes all of Grey’s major works completed in the following decade, including the masterful seven-paneled altarpiece Nature of Mind, called “the grand climax of Grey’s art” by Donald Kuspit. His portrayals of human beings blend anatomical exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy. Alex Grey’s striking artwork leads us on the soul’s journey from material world encasement to recovery of the divinely illuminated core.
About the Author(s) of Transfigurations
Alex Grey is the author of Sacred Mirrors and The Mission of Art. His work has been exhibited around the world, including at the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Grand Palais in Paris, the São Paulo Biennial, and the ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. His art has also been featured in venues as diverse as album covers for the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and Tool; Newsweek magazine; and the Discovery Channel. He lives in New York.
Praise for Transfigurations
“Alex Grey’s visionary art gives form to what shamans see only with the eyes of the Soul. His work opens portals that allow us to perceive the luminous nature of life and of all creation.”
Alberto Villoldo Ph.D., psychologist, shaman, and author of Healing States and Dance of the Four Winds
"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 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 portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy. . . . a rare artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime. Grey's art leads us on a transformative journey through the darkness of the material world to the divinely illumined core. . . . an ever-deepening visual contemplation on the nature of personal and transpersonal identity."
SirReadaLot.org, Oct. 1, 2004
"A beautiful, unusual work."
The Midwest Book Review, May 2002
"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