Jim Carrey: I Need Color
Article by Aaron Haughton
A few weeks back, a little documentary surfaced on Vimeo showcasing actor and comedian Jim Carrey and his uber vibrant, remarkably psychedelic paintings. It's a very interesting watch that shows a deeper, more serious side to the this multi-talented performer. And, frankly, it was fresh paint--I mean news to me, albeit not a very surprising one. I mean, I already knew the man was a talented artist; however, what is surprising is how extremely cool and interesting his finished paintings really turn out to be.
In hindsight, this should've been realized because it was a major focal point for his Maharishi University of Management commencement speech. "Painting is one of the ways I free myself from concern, a way to stop the world through total mental, spiritual and physical involvement." He told the graduating class back in 2014. He even painted on the Ellen Degenerese show shortly thereafter, so I guess I just live under a sheltered rock...
However, in light of recent events, I'm sure Carrey has been in need of some catharsis that only his painting has the power to provide. As we reported in early June, Carrey has become entangled with a nasty lawsuit over the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, who passed away in September of 2015 of a self-inflicted overdose. Carrey is accused of providing the medication that led to his ex's death. You can read all about that news here.
After hearing that news, it's nice to see that Carrey is doing well and that he hasn't lost his artistic edge. Check out the full documentary below:
What do you think? Aren't his paintings pretty rad? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and, as always, remember to viddy well!