X E L A S O M A is the umbrella moniker for the collective creative works of U.K. based Artist Alex Amos.
The project started in 2010 following early experiments fusing consciousness alteration practices with creative techniques, thereby supplying the first raw algorithms of linework that would inform the artist's original aesthetic. The success of these experiments provoked an inquiry into the hidden nature of these images: from what aspects of the human system did they so readily emerge, and why?
What followed was an ongoing period of research into the underlying powers of creative activity with material ranging from biology to mythology, primitivism to depth psychology, and religious states to propaganda.
This research, in unison with the creative aspect of the project, is directed towards elucidating the enigmatic relationship between man and image; mind and flesh.
The artist's video channel offers a unique window into his creative life and also acts as a platform to discuss related topics.