Matt Crux

“I’ve been creating things my whole life”


FAULT: What is about psychedelia that you love you so much?

The reason I love psychedelia so much is because I enjoy letting myself go with the flow on a mind-expanding journey into the psyche. When we learn to let go of preconceptions and conformity we start to enter deep within the subconscious mind and tap into higher creative forces and truths that exist within the hive mind of society. We can begin to see a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Vibrant colors are another aspect of psychedelia that I enjoy because they are a healing force. By using rich colors, that vibrational energy is radiating from the artwork and actually healing people.

FAULT: What does the word psychedelia mean to you?

When I think of the word psychedelia I think of the mind. Psychedelic art in any sense opens the mind to creative angles that opens doors into new perceptions of the human experience. I feel through creating mind-expanding art people can begin to see new dimensions of reality that they may have never thought of before. It allows people to look inside themselves and see who they are by relating to such a radical view. We have been brought up in a society that has created belief systems that aim to keep us dumbed down and stuck in one-way views. Through psychedelic art people can start to see all the different possibilities and views. There is always more than one way to view something and we should be open up to other points of view. When we understand where other people are coming from we begin to understand ourselves and true healing can begin.

FAULT: What are you currently listening to?

Right now I’ve been listening to a lot of Down Tempo, Indie, & Electronic. I love higher vibrational frequency music that aims to raise the vibrational thought of people’s minds. Some of my favorite bands are Empire of the Sun, Foals, Crystal Castles, Boards of Canada, Explosions in the Sky, Enigma, Shpongle, Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, Matisyahu, Royksopp, Rue Du Soleil, Sounds from the Ground, Telepopmusik, Tristeza, Tycho, The XX, & Zap Mama.



FAULT: Do you have any all time favorite artists?

My all time favorite artist is Alex Grey. He is truly a visionary artist that has opened my eyes to higher dimensional consciousness. For people that have a hard time grasping concepts of interconnectedness they can easily take a look at one of his pieces and truly connect with it on a deep soul level. Salvador Dali and Kandinsky are also two other artists that inspire me with their unique styles of creation. They were definitely tapping deep within their subconscious minds.

FAULT: Are you inspired by your surroundings?

Of course I am, and anyone that says otherwise needs to think again. We are constantly being bombarded with visuals and our subconscious mind is taking it in all the time. So when we paint, draw, or create anything we tap into our memories and experiences we’ve had throughout life and actually create our souls for people to see. Everything is about relations because everything is a reflection of us. We grow and develop our sense of self from the world around us. Even when we tap into our higher sense of self and draw inspiration from there, we are  tapping into our surroundings. The higher energetic forces of divine creation envelopes the world and is a part of everything so no matter what, we are drawing inspiration from our surroundings.

FAULT: What do you think of modern day Art?

I thoroughly enjoy modern art. I’ve met so many fantastic artists through Facebook, Myspace and Twitter and feel that we are headed into an era of extreme artistic growth. There are so many artists out there
that have so much potential to create pieces of art that will positively change the world for Peace and Love. A Revolution of visionary art is on the horizon and has just begun. So to all those artists out there that still feel like they aren’t creating the mind-expanding art they wish they could be… Just LET GO! Go with the flow and just allow yourself to wildly create. Detach yourself from structure and conformity and begin to please yourself!

FAULT: What medium do you most commonly use?

I primarily use acrylics on canvas as well create digital artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator but I enjoy using all types of mediums. I try not to limit myself to the unlimited creative possibilities that are provided to us in the world. I plan on doing a lot more in the future and am going to start doing sculptures when I have the resources and time to begin such a venture. I’m also looking forward to eventually doing some video art with Adobe After Effects.

FAULT: Who is underrated?

Some of the people that have had a huge impact on my life and I feel are underrated are Jordan Maxwell & David Icke. These two people deserve a lot more recognition for their remarkable research on theoccult and how society has been mislead and manipulated to keep people from their true identities as gods and goddesses of divine creation. People have been in a control system for way to long and these intelligent speakers truly awaken people to a higher truth and awareness.



FAULT: What can we expect from Matt Crux in 2011?

In 2011 you will be seeing a lot of me! I’m taking the world by storm and will be bringing about an Art Revolution unlike the world has ever seen. Phoenix will be rising from the ashes this year as WE bring about a shift in consciousness through Peace and Love. My friends and I are working on developing a community center for the arts called “The Inhabitantz”. It will be a center located in Phoenix Arizona that will bring about a revolutionary shift in the global community. We will expand from that location eventually and take it across the world to other countries as we create a network for the community to come together in unity for Peace and Love all around the Globe. It’s time for us as a global society to take a stand and bring about the change we’ve wanted to see for a long time. We must take responsibility for ourselves because we are the inhabitantz of this planet and we must work together and be co-creators of Peace and Love. It is time to raise the vibration of this planet so that we may heal as a collective consciousness. I will be attending the International Art Expo in New York City as well come this March. So be on the lookout for my feather hat!

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

My fault is being me because everything is perfectly imperfect. So when it comes down it, I have no faults… I’m perfect as is and love myself and others every day that I live and breathe. I see past all the faults in life and only view them as opportunities of development and growth. We will never be what society deems “Perfect” because it doesn’t exist. We are always learning from each other through our “Faults”. If there were no faults we would have no basis for duality. We must have faults so we can grow and see how far we’ve come. It is only with faults that we can create who we wish to be.

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