Bruce Riley's Colorfully Abstract Paintings Belong in the 70s

By: Meghan Young - Nov 26, 2014
References: bruce-riley & thisiscolossal
The paintings created by Bruce Riley, an artist based in Chicago, Illinois, look like something straight out of the 70s. Full of psychedelic patterns and vibrant neon colors, they were created using a mix of paint and resin. Bruce Riley focuses on abstract forms in a way that will bring the art of tie dye to people's minds.

Although Bruce Riley's paintings themselves are visually striking, his process is even more mesmerizing. Filmmakers Jason Stanfield and Jordan Olshansky recently visited his studio and captured his process. When turned into GIFs, it is easy to liken the footage to drug hallucinations and even lava lamps. Nevertheless, Beautiful Decay points out, "While looking at images of his work online, it’s difficult to grasp the depth and scale of each piece which can be penetrated by light from multiple angles, casting shadows deep into the artwork."