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Works of Spacey Psychedelia by Mizu

A colourful and detailed painting of a chameleon on a cosmic backgroundChameleon

Today we’re featuring Mizu, an artist who works on canvas, body painting, jewelry and clothing design in a variety of media. Mizu is currently based Denver, Colorado, where he creates works of spacey psychedelia are filled with multitudinous detail.


A screen capture of the fractals gallery on Mizu's websiteMizu's fractal gallery

Mizu paints on a variety of surfaces, from canvas, to vinyl records to walls. I really enjoy the artist’s vinyl record pieces – the uniform, circular surfaces provide the perfect space to contain his complex and colourful works. Mizu has a very distinctive painting style, though it seems to vary in levels of intensity over different works. Some works feature fractal-esque detailing, with layers of colourful paint that seem to stretch far into the distance. Desert scenes juxtaposed with outer space imagery are another common motif.


A painting of a desert scene of a vinyl recordUntitled

The artist has created his own style of graffiti – micro-graffiti. In these works, Mizu uses spray paint with stencils to create graffiti and street-art murals on small cinder blocks or fragments of concrete. It’s a rather interesting take on this street-art style! 


A micro graffiti painting made with an airbrush and a small cinderblockBlowouts, micro graffiti

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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