Jean Francois Painchaud, a.k.a. Phazed, is a Canadian artist, animator, and musician. He creates simple animation loops that are hypnotic for their rhythm, subject-matter, and style. Once you see a Phazed GIF it’s hard to get it out of your mind. He works full-time at an animation studio and creates electronic music as well so the fact that these images exist at all is surprising.
The images had their origin with Painchaud’s experiences with psilocybin mushrooms taken to deal with bouts of depression. The mushrooms helped and produced the added benefit of inspiring him to create images that could somehow translate his experiences.
To see more visit Jean Francois Painchaud’s Tumblr.
All artwork © Jean Francois Painchaud.