Ten years of visionary artwork from an artist embraced by critics, spiritual leaders, and the general public during his lifetime
• Includes essays on Grey’s work by the renowned art critic Donald Kuspit and by Stephen Larsen, author of Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind
• The long-awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, which has sold more than 76,000 copies and has appeared in five languages
Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. These artists are able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey.
Transfigurations is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Sacred Mirrors, one of the most successful art books of the 1990s. It includes all of Grey’s major works completed in the past decade. Grey’s portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul’s journey from material world encasement to recovery of our divinely illuminated core.
Alex Grey is the author of Sacred Mirrors and The Mission of Art. His work has graced the album covers of Nirvana and the Beastie Boys, has appeared in Newsweek, and has been exhibited around the world, including the New Museum and Stux Gallery in New York City, the Grand Palais in Paris, and the ARK exhibition space in Tokyo. In 1999 the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego honored Grey with a mid-career retrospective. He lives in New York with his wife, artist Allyson Grey, and their daughter, actress Zena Grey. In 2019, Alex Grey was cited as one of the "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World" according to Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.