Lutamesta’s psychedelic drawings are reminiscent of Loius Wain’s art works. (Take a look at his art in The Schizophrenic Psychedelic Art of Louis Wain) Both Lutamesta and Louis Wain use cats as their main subjects, depicting the cats’ fur, whiskers and facial features with stylized, psychedelic patterns. Both artists focus on the cats’ faces, enlarging the eyes and ears to create unusual caricatures of the creatures.
The term “psychedelic art” refers to any art that mimics the hallucinations and visual distortions experienced by a person under the influence of psychedelic drugs like LSD or magic mushrooms. More often than not, psychedelic art includes repetitive patterns and bright colors. Shapes and objects in psychedelic paintings often have halos of color or highly detailed patterns within the shape. In the case of Lutamesta’s psychedelic art, each part of the art work is made up of dozens of smaller parts, each of which fit together like a trippy jigsaw puzzle to create the finished image.
Lutamesta is an artist from Japan who says that her home town is riddle with underground tunnels. Her favorite animals are cats and birds. Visit Lutamesta’s online art gallery from more trippy and psychedelic art.