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When Hallucinations Get Real | 4/20 Insta Illustrator

MXLXTXV's work exists on the border of multiple universes.

by Beckett Mufson
Apr 20 2016, 4:30pm
 

A photo posted by M X L X T X V  (@mxlxtxv) on


Monsters need weed, too, in the fantastical world of Cleveland-based artist MXLXTXV, the subject of this special 4/20 edition of our weekly Insta Illustrator feature. The artist's drawings, whether doodles or detailed depictions, place otherworldly monsters into existing paintings and photographs, which make them look like open-eye hallucinations. A hunter with a gun stands opposite a floating three-eyed owl in one image, while in another, a Munchian figure cradles the whole world in his hands while crossing a bridge. They range from the conceptual and subtle, to the raging and bestial, incarnations spring forth from the depths of the lizard. It's like fear, happiness, hedonism, and disgust made real, and in detail glorious for toasted eyes to drink in.

We've selcted a few of MXLXTXV's most stunning visions in the Instagrams below, but highly recommend you scroll the full feed.
 

 

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A photo posted by  M X L X T X V (@mxlxtxv) on

 

A photo posted by  M X L X T X V  (@mxlxtxv) on

 

A photo posted by  M X L X T X V  (@mxlxtxv) on

 

A photo posted by  M X L X T X V  (@mxlxtxv) on

 

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A photo posted by  M X L X T X V  (@mxlxtxv) on

 

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See more of MXLXTXV's work on Instagram, and buy prints here.

Fall in love with more artists on The Creators Project's Instagram.

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