VAN BENTUM’S ORGANIVERSE: Far out, eh?
Henry van Bentum created Organiverse in 1972,
‘100 small pieces of pointillist art
featuring circles filled with thousands of colourful dots.’
The link in Van Bentum’s oeuvre to the Pacifican psychedelic Buddhist mandalas of Jack Wise (above) is evident in the discipline of the complete meditative abandon necessary for these tondi to work on the psyche of the viewer.
For a link to Vimeo pages where one can view 3 videos made from these classic Jungian psychedelic abstract pointillist mindscapes that are reminiscent of astronomy photographs taken through high-powered telescopes, please refer to the Comments section below.
There was also an article written by Katherine Dedyna entitled ‘Stars align for painter’s vision… Victoria artist’s work presaged recent NASA images from deep space,’ in the Thursday, September 9, 2010 number of the Victoria Times Colonist daily newspaper which will be linked here in the Comments section also.
Mr. Van Bentum maintains a very interesting blog, called Henri Van Bentum:
… a link to which will also be found below.
Images from Organiverse Starry Night and other photos of the artist’s life work used in this article were copied without permission from that site.
Mea culpa, and congrats on the Dedyna article, Henri!
– ‘Goyo de la Rosa’