Cryptik – art essay

Cryptik – art essay

The Cryptik Movement is dedicated to helping humanity evolve towards greater awareness and understanding through public art. The purpose of the Movement is to facilitate the development of a deeper, more meaningful philosophy of life; one that encompasses many ideologies, philosophies, and belief systems in order to help us better understand our connection to one another, the planet and the universe.

Cryptik’s Mantradalas are an exploration of how art can be used as a tool for meditation, introspection and trance induction, each one adorned with sacred mantras and prayers in hopes of bringing blessings and positive karma to all who view it. These Mantradalas are cosmic diagrams that remind us of our relation to the infinite and serve as a gateway to a world that extends beyond our material reality. Inspired by the sacred science of the ancient Egyptians, as well as the practice and creation of Tibetan sand mandalas, this collection reflects the long forgotten wisdom of our ancestors.

“The mandala is an archetypal image whose
occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It
signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular
image represents the wholeness of the psychic
ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity
incarnate in man.”
– Carl Jung

“Cryptik creates from a palette of wonder, where all science, math, and true art spring from equal mystery. His is a clear-eyed art practice of more questions asked than answered. The Southern Californian creative’s intricate, almost trance-inducing works – be they on mammoth walls, slap stickers, or hanging in galleries – find voice in images of spiritual universality. By his hand, Eastern philosophical thought and mantras hypnotically merge with the black letter bombing of cholo writing. The ancient and the sacred marry in a modern quest – through art – for conscious awakening and awareness.”

– Jamie Maleszka,

Art essay by CRYPTIK

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