A few words from Hakan Hısım
The art I create is a reflection of a lifetime of practice, study and distilled experiences. Making art since childhood, my main focus would be on fantastical themes, and countless attempts to capture the essence of my dreams on traditional media. I grew up surrounded by art with parents that instilled in me a deep appreciation for all forms of art. Spending most of my childhood in Australia, and the rest of my youth in Turkey I was fortunate to experience both eastern and western modalities, allowing me to perceive a more balanced view of cultures around the world.
I studied both fine art and cinema, although “Higher Education” did have a few things to offer, I realized ultimately that it tended to stifle my creativity. It was not until years later that I had fully realized that the education system was indeed the epitome of indoctrination. It was during these times I slowly began to drift away from the Contemporary “High Art” scene.
In 2012 I completely transitioned to digital tools to create my artworks and found that I could express my visions and ideas more directly within the digital domain. I have been creating digital art ever since.
I am deeply inspired by the organic technology of nature, various ancient mythologies, syncretism, altered states of consciousness and the infinite complexity of the tryptamine trance state. I have been a student of the mystery traditions, Alchemy and esoteric concepts for most of my life and they have had a very strong impact on fueling my creativity.
My art is mainly manifested by attempting to express the visions I have experienced in deep trance states, dreams and meditations. However some do come about by playing with forms, geometry and symmetry, slowly but surely after some time an image, and a story begins to come to life on the screen and my process is to continue to keep building on that foundation.
The time it takes me to create an artwork varies wildly, depending on my level of access to the flow state and sometimes the subject matter it can take anywhere from 2 hours to over 100 hours of non-stop work.
His artworks are published in “Alchemistas – Beyond the Veil” and The Forbidden Fruit. His art is also featured in the Alchemistas Visionary Art app (which he also created the interface for).
Hakan Hısım is a contributing active artist among such collectives as: Shanti Planti, Technoshaman Collective, The Acidmath Community, SolPurpose, The Concave. He is also the co-founder of Pixel Parellax, specializing in projection mapping, video production and live video performances.
He is also the Label VJ and Design Artist of BMSS Records, Conclave Records, and Transcendence Records
He also has created a new project and website from his “Universal Transmissions” Series Here