My several experiments with psychedelic substances (LSD, psylocybin) allowed me to glance something that I only vaguely anticipated before it - reality is multidimensional and has many layers.
Our brain creates through the mediation of our senses a limited image of reality which usually mirrors only certain dimensions of the reality layers. But our brain has the miraculous potency to perceive much more, maybe even the whole multidimensional reality in its majestic unity!
I believe that creative art, in general, to be one of the keys which can help open the "doors of perception", and enable an audience to experience something of the liberating ecstacy of a creating artist. The experience and feel something of the splendor and magnificence of the universal consciousness is the best relaxation at all!
I have been fascinated by fractal geometry since I discovered it on Internet. Fractal geometry, or nonlinear dynamics, shows us how one simple mathematical equation can create an infinite virtual space filled with perfect geometric "empty" forms, a magically beautiful parable of our Universe. Fractal forms are also ubiquitous in nature.
The "fractal vision" has already influenced a lot of artists, including me. I try to incorporate fractal patterns formed naturally in melted waxes into my encaustic paintings. The encaustic method corresponds to my natural disposition as it opens a huge space for this kind of experimenting, and allows very rich textures to be created.
At the present time I am inclined to landscape painting. I don't cling rigidly to the external reality but rather I try to simplify it into symbols and incorporate my deep emotional affection for nature into my paintings. I try to light up the landscape by an inner light. I trust to the intuitive inner voice inside me and try to follow it.
Milos Beran - 2000