On my blog posts on contemporary artists are few and far in between, especially those of digital artists, but American artist Larry Carlson is certainly one worth mentioning. Involving himself in not just collage painting and photography, but also animation, sound design, and a number of other medias. Having a formal artistic education, Carlson studied painting and video-art Cooper Union School of Art, however much of what he now focuses on is self-taught. His works are influenced heavily with surrealism. With bright and vivid colours, Carlson’s works truly reflect his psychedelic mind-frame. Positioning of subject matter - which he has either photographed or digitally drawn himself - and colour are, quite obviously, signatures of his work as he aims to bend the viewer’s perception.