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 began in 2010 following experiments combining consciousness alteration exercises with automatic drawing techniques. The success of those early experiments provoked an inquiry into the hidden nature of the images: from what aspect of the human system did they so readily emerge, and why?
What followed was an ongoing period of research into the underlying powers of art with material ranging from biology to mythology, anthropology to psychoanalysis, and existentialism to cultural theory. This research, in unison with the project's aesthetic component, is charged towards elucidating the relationship between man and image, mind and flesh.
The artist's video site offers a window into his creative life and also acts as a platform to discuss related topics.