Jeff Parrott

Psyexpression Manifesto - the idea that our minds created raw reality in data imagery sound and thought. Recording the data is the human code of reality. By expression of painting ons mind through PSY one's imp/expressionisms create reality into a new paradigm of dimension and awareness.

Artist Statement, 2016

My art transliterates my relationship to interiors, the natural environment, and my studio a place of isolation and ritual. Depth of color and enchanting forms with their shapes race through psychological states and dimensions battling other extensions of reality. I transcribe one brushstroke onto the next, charting my mind’s eye with and through my hand and fingers onto paper or canvas. These spurting contours seem to develop from a fury of unconscious processes in my brain. They begin transforming themselves and multiplying to form layers.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: "The Universe Is A Room We All Live In and I Am A Modern Shaman And We Are All Aliens", 2016

My art transliterates my relationship to my settings, my natural environment and my working relationship in my studio of isolation and ritual. These new paintings have depth of color and enchanting forms with their shapes racing through psychological states and dimensions battling other dimensions of reality. I transcribe one brush stroke to the next charting my mind’s eye with and through my hand and fingers onto paper or canvas. These spurting contours seem to develop from a fury of the unconscious processes from my brain. They begin transforming themselves and multiplying one layer upon another.

While working, I enjoy watching the contours, colors, textures and shapes evolve, cultivate and develop. To me, it seems as if some shapes are nearly invisible and yet parts of them seem as if they are part of microscopic organisms that are visibly difficult to see. However, at the same time, they seem to give me a sense of sentiment and are a transcendent presence in my studio.

In this room considered to me to be a reality, I love to create a compendium of signs, symbols, and nonsensical patterns, equations and creatures that end up morphing onto my canvas. For some, these patterns and shapes may appear to visualize tentacles, weird extensions, voids, and other dimensional empty spaces, or even eyes watching and seeing. Of course, for some, they will see something quite different. As the old saying, “Art is in the Eye of the Beholder”. All in all, I see what I see. (Psychedelic creatures with extra-hyper awareness frantically moving in space reflecting their noise of existence.)

Truthfully, to me, my paintings are from the unknown - that way they will be known. The creatures I create and the worlds they live in, are records of unseen dimensions of phenomena and places. Now, they are given a home to live.

2015-2016 Manifestations

“My process is a flow,” “I just let it evolve and develop.” To get into a trance state, he uses stream of consciousness techniques and listens to progressive psychedelic trance music. He refers to his work as “psyexpression,” an expression of the inner workings of his mind and an exploration of internal psychic phenomena.

“I’m influenced by the process of working,” Parrott says. “I’m trying to tap into a certain consciousness and bring out something hidden.” He considers his art therapeutic and feels best in the moment, working.

Artist Statement - PSYEXPRESSION, 2014

Psyexpression is simply the word “psy” which means mind and "expression" meaning expressing self. Together psy + expression, is expressing ones inner mind’s eye of the internal self and one’s invisible reality of the psychic phenomena which is a mysterious awareness of the invisible. (not apparent to others or even seen with the naked eye). Pysexpression brings together the mystical and esoteric side of the esoteric side of “something higher and beyond” which one self cannot fully grasp.

In terms of art styles such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Non-Objective, Dada, Surrealism, Religious Art, or art from periods such as art from Prehistory, or the art from Cave paintings, the artist was trying to express themselves. Art work created by the mentally challenged and by those who suffer from mental illness, or those who chose to just doodle or find themselves making psycho doodle art, and those who may have schizophrenia seem to represent that same desire as well to express themselves. This expression of expressing one’s self is a force that has been with us since the beginning of human existence. It is also universal. Creating art has been happening since the time of the cave painting of Lascaux and Altamira. Art continues to intrigue since art possesses mystery and carries with it a clandestine and mysterious force, which adds tension while I am working on creating awareness of my own psyche and drawing a connection with the artists from the past. I connect with artists from the past because I still use the same shapes and the same elements of art today as those artists used hundreds of years ago. However, my topics and ideas are much different due to my psyche and my time period. The only difference in our art is that we live in different times and places so it is how we use them and that is what is so different.

What all of us artists have in common is our desire and compulsion to create. This manifestation from ancient times to our own modern times is that we all practice together. It’s manic mixtures of all of our frantic need to record our very irregular energies and our Self-loathing, alienation, altered-states, self-destruction, fantasies, illusions, fears, happy times, idiosyncrasies, depressive times, nervous times, all play key roles in the way we process and express our own 'PSY'. This 'PSY' is universal and this is why I feel I need to create. This is why hope my viewers feel that my art is genuine and real. My art is a connection between problem solving and the freedom to express the mysterious side of this supernatural psychic phenomena. I hope that my art can help the viewer find a connection with their own life and fine more meaning in life. My art represents my journey - An unexplainable journey into the mysterious even darker side of mind - a quicksilver muse even Neptunian in nature it pops in at the most random moments and leaves when one mostly does not expect it.

Artist Statement - Working On It, 2012

My work is an expression of “nothing” evolving into “something”. I’ve become entranced by the
subtleties of paint and the boundless possibilities offered by the addition of color-altering mediums and
mixed media. Beginning with a single brush stroke, the paint bends its way onto the space. Habit
propels us to categorize and rationalize what we see. Observation affects perception. Closer
examination reveals an answer simpler than mere rationality can provide, in turn, subjecting a viewer
to the art of letting go. Releasing control over the tendency to look for a deeper meaning in a painting
comprised of colors, lines, and textures, and willfully forgetting our reflex to search for a horizon or a
point of origin in an attempt to orient ourselves, allows us to experience complete immersion without
expectation. Accepting that there is no true “beginning” or “end”, we are awake with a new freedom.
The natural ability to remain tranquil with the intrinsic knowledge that there will indeed be progress in
our abilities to see – inwardly and outwardly – results from simultaneously caring and not giving a
damn. Pontification of purpose is a non-point. There is peace in the necessity to realize simply this:
“it is what it is” – and I am always working on it.

Artist Statement - SPUN, 2012

"My work is an expression of “nothing” evolving into” something”. I’ve become entranced by the subtleties of paint and the boundless possibilities offered by the addition of color-altering mediums and mixed media.

Beginning with a single brush stroke, the paint bends its way onto this space. Habit propels us to categorize and rationalize what we see. Observation affects perception. Closer examination reveals an answer simpler than mere rationality can provide- in turn, are faced with a beautiful personification of the art of letting go. Releasing control over the tendency to look for a deeper meaning in colors, lines, and textures comprising a painting and willfully forgetting our reflex to search for a horizon or a point of origin in an attempt to orient ourselves allows us to experience complete immersion without expectation. Learning that there is no true ‘beginning’ or ‘end’, we are awake with a new freedom.

Simultaneously caring and not giving a damn, the natural ability to remain tranquil with the intrinsic knowledge that there will indeed be progress in our abilities to see– inwardly and outwardly. Pontification of purpose is a nonpoint. There is peace in the necessity to realize simply this: it is what it is"


ARTIST STATEMENT - PSY, 2010

'Jeffrey Parrott's paintings emerge from an inner awareness of inner stimuli. That impetus are what develops from the inner processes which is projected outwardly. These flashes of insight are the images buckled down in a frenzied roller coaster ride leading to an unknown destination where colliding thoughts and emotions come together synthesizing mythical creatures morphing into strange obscure realities; where they express limitless sentiments. '

2008

"Jeff Parrott's paintings represent all spectrums related to humanity, life, and social dilemmas even taboo. "The only way to fully understand ones surroundings and ones place in space is through constant isolation through minimal verbal communication and study of the natural environment."