Arik Roper / Vision of the Hawk
Arik Roper’s vibrant psychedelic illustration and painting springs from the depths of a fertile imagination, invoking psychedelic visions, ancient dreams, and idyllic natural environments. Since the 1990s he has pioneered a widely influential visual style within the rock and metal music scene. His creations have appeared on album covers of such bands as Sleep, High on Fire, Earth, Sunn O))), and The Black Crowes, screen-printed posters, in books and magazines, animations, game designs, and beyond. His lavishly illustrated book Mushroom Magick (Abrams 2009) has become a cult classic among nature and psychedelic fungi enthusiasts.
His new book Vision of the Hawk collects an epic selection of his art for the first time in a single volume, alongside unpublished material and sketches, and texts by Roper describing his creative process, as well as by some of his many collaborators including authors Erik Davis, Peter Bebergal, and Jay Babcock, as well as musicians Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))), Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om), and Matt Pike (Sleep, High on Fire).
Available now from Strange Attractor Press in paperback and a special hardback edition. www,strangeattractor.co.uk
Opening Hours: Thursday 4th May, 5pm – 9pm. Opening with book launch. Friday, 5th May, 10am – 6pm. Saturday 6th May, closed. Sunday, 7th May, 10am – 4.30pm.