Aaron Stewart Lewis Knapp
Born 1982, in Vero Beach, Florida
Love for creativity flourished early in life for Aaron. He has created art since “he could hold things”. Earliest memories as an artist consist of drawing elaborate cross-sections of ant-hills at his grandmother’s kitchen table. Reflecting back he realizes, “It’s always been about connectivity, just look at the ant hills!” The talent grew from there.
Knapp’s art is created from a feeling that the purpose of art is to “save the soul of humanity”; and believes the roles of artist, doctor, and priest to have a common origin and destiny; the shaman. He believes experience to be the engine of reality, with imagination as the fuel. His body of work is inspired by quantum physics, mysticism, anthropology, semiotics, mythology, ethnobotany, ecology, geometry and faith.
In 2011, ‘The Chemical Marriage’ was created to house his many pursuits under one title. The name, chemical marriage, is inspired by a study of esoteric alchemy; part of a larger life-long pursuit in mystical experience. When asked to describe the nature of his work, one word sums it up, “Psychoactive”.
Major Inspirations Include: Pythagoras, Nikola Tesla, Terrence McKenna, Jack Parsons, Salvador Dali, H.R. Giger, Bosch, Joseph Campbell, Alex Gray, MJ Keenan, Kris Kuksi, Olivier Sagazan, Joseph Bueys, Trent Reznor, Bill Hicks, Steve True, and John Lennon (to name a few in a very long list)