Haunting Paintings Based on Out-of-Body Experiences

While the occult, the surreal, and the eerie have long been subjects of art, literature, and photography, perhaps very few creative minds have explored out-of-body experiences to make their artworks. A Berlin-based artist has created a series of paintings whose concept was based on this bizarre phenomenon. Take a look at them after the jump!

When we speak of out-of-body experience, we typically think of souls emerging from people as they lay sleeping. In the works of Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy, however, the people shown as having this experience are awake — standing, sitting down, looking away, musing with eyes closed — making the idea behind the questionable phenomenon extra eerie and surreal.

The series entitled “Soul Out” features subjects depicted as having multiple forms, with an actual physical body and one (or more) ghostly likeness/es seemingly floating out of it. Aside from looking at the series as a literal interpretation of the paranormal experience, some have pointed out that it also blurs the line between what is real and what is imaginary.

Personally, I feel that these haunting paintings depict getting lost in thoughts and daydreams while also staying “grounded” in reality. What about you, what’s your take on this intriguing series by Deenesh Ghyczy?

All information and photos for this article were sourced from Beautiful Decay, My Modern Met and Deenesh Ghyczy's Website.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-01-29 in #lifestyle #painting #eerie #analogue-lifestyle #out-of-body-experience #art #analog-art

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