SLEEPR
STRANGE VISIONS
Above: Self Portrait While Riding The Enemy (2022)

Sleepr (b. 1988, Brisbane, Australia) uses vibrant colors, chaotic compositions and woven depth to produce dream-like imagery from personal visionary experiences. The works produced since 2007 are inspired by similar goals of surrealism to document qualities of the hidden psyche. Instead these works document visual details of the inner and private world of direct experiences with psychedelics and their causal hallucinations.

He has developed a distinct signature style that combines realism and abstraction in to promote maximum suggestion and potential - where shapes merge and dissolve from unlimited combinations of forms with hints of details.

The works contain mysterious but identifiable forms like rounded rooms, confetti in the wind, hooded figures, pool tables, ladders and roads which share the space with twisting and organic unidentifiable forms. This delicate relationship between the known and unknown, ensures the viewer feels comfortable and familiar while cultivating desire for the unique artefacts captured.

By turning inwards unto himself, Sleepr has tapped into universal elements of the unconscious and expresses these with vigor, excitement and novelty.

In total, 50 works from Sleepr have been released worldwide.

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Collection 3
A series of 20 works created in 2022. The works are a continuation of the Sleepr visual style, but with dedicated focus to exotic moments in strange worlds.
Enter The Deep
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Bedroom Antics
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Engine Room
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Look At Me
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Not From Here
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Playful Ideas
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
You Are The Star
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Something Is Wrong
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Dream Is Destiny
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Thought Machine
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Valley Of Novelty
Year: 2022, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
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Collection 2
The second series of 20 works created in 2021 that was Sleeprs breakout collection from a dormant 10 years. These works formed the foundation of many innovative techniques within his signature style.
No Mans Land HQ
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Discern
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Gentle Vision
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Dreams Of Those Departed
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
It's A Long Road
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Return Of My Dearest Friend
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Funny Feeling
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Rattled
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Cafe On Mt. Kailash
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Which Way Do We Go?
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The King Of Both Worlds
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Secret Stash
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Breakthrough
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Sense Of Wonderment
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Loony Tunes
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Inner Temple
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Speaking In Tongues
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Afternoon Surprise
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Follow Me
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Serious Business
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
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Collection 1
The first series of Sleepr created between 2007-2012, it is a series of 20 works that are the diamonds in the rough of an artist with a unique vision. These works are the original incantation of many signature abstract techniques. Despite being created digitally and over 10 years ago, they feel as fresh and modern as today - a testament to the artists persistence in aiming for timeless qualities.
Boos House
Year: 2009, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Side Of The Highway (October, 1977)
Year: 2010, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Scream
Year: 2010, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Flying Witches Of Velacruz
Year: 2011, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Flagrant
Year: 2010, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Nothing Is What It Seems
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Cornering The Strange
Year: 2011, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Jungle Mix
Year: 2010, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Year: 2009, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Devils Dance
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Caught In The Unknown
Year: 2011, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Party Inside My Head
Year: 2010, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Boy Germs
Year: 2008, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Electic King Cobra
Year: 2007, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Doctors Surgery 2AM
Year: 2008, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
A Thousand Worlds
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Complex Daydream
Year: 2011, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Alchemical Delight
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
The Mask That No One Could Wear
Year: 2009, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Pool Hall
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Additional works
Midnight Guests
Year: 2012, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Electric Blankets of Cuzco
Year: 2011, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Acidic Night Ride
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 36 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Rubble
Year: 2021, Size: 55 x 34 inches
Editions: Original (1 of 1)
Further Information

Sleepr partly completed a PhD in psychology on the topic on 'New scientific methods for visualizing complex visual hallucinations from N,N-dimethyltryptamine'. These artworks attempt to capture visual qualities and aesthetics from 'strange places' that few have actually seen.

The artworks contain details, clues, aesthetics, visual cognitive decisions and qualities that aren't quite from here - they're from somewhere else. You may have looked at the work and thought it looked strange, or not quite right. This is accurate, as they are capturing details that researchers who don't have visual art skills simply can't reproduce due to their complexity.

"Hallucinations caused by DMT are so visually complex - they cannot be described verbally. Art that captures some of these qualities helps provide an insight into a legitimate, mysterious and repeatable phenomena that has the potential of unlocking many of natures mysteries. This changes the function of art that has this goal - instead it's more like a spycam, x-ray, or a telescope - providing imagery that helps us peer into the unknown. In the same way scientific illustrators in the early 20th century would document through art the flora and fauna of new lands to bring back to the collective, or astronauts more recently have explored "outer space", the artists working in this field are the eyes and ears into new found land in "inner space". They are mapping hyperspace, one work at a time."