In the Clouds with Creativity: A Blunt Encounter with Montreal’s Fluid Art Maestro

Cytotonik: First Encounter

While surfing the web during my daily blunt smoking session, I stumbled upon a “Fluid Art” artist who instantly caught my attention: Cytotonik from CreationCyto. It wasn’t just any art—it was a reel showcasing a Stoned Pokémon Snorlax character that seemed to leap out of the screen. Curious, I navigated to her website and found myself in a world of unique, cool fan artwork that transcended the usual.

I reached out to her for an interview, and she graciously agreed. She let us discover her work, her unique technique, and her ‘special sauce.’ And yes, you guessed it—it involves a big sativa blunt, serving as her muse and creative catalyst.

Stepping into a World of Wonder

Her apartment, an eclectic mix of a studio and a costume room from a movie set was a testament to her artistic journey. Every corner teemed with canvases drenched in vibrant fluid art, and shelves were adorned with an array of Pokémon characters reimagined through the lens of stoner culture.

The Interview Begins: Coffee with a Twist

As I settled in, she offered me a unique concoction; a coffee infused with cannabis, her signature blend to kickstart creativity. Sipping this novel brew, we delved into the heart of her art.

The Essence of Fluid Art and Stoner Pokémon

She spoke passionately about her journey into fluid art, describing it as a dance between control and chaos. Her eyes lit up when discussing the Stoned Pokémon series, explaining how she sought to merge the playful spirit of Pokémon with the laid-back ethos of stoner culture. Each piece, she revealed, was a journey into the character’s soul, reinterpreted through swirls of color and texture.

What is Fluid Art

Key Points to Understand About Fluid Art:

Flowing, Organic Patterns:
Fluid Art is characterized by its natural, fluid patterns created without traditional brushes.

Liquid Paints:
The technique involves using liquid or pourable paints, often thinned down for better flow.

Canvas Manipulation:
Artists manipulate the canvas (tilting, spinning) to move the paint, rather than using brushes.

Canvas Manipulation:
Artists manipulate the canvas (tilting, spinning) to move the paint, rather than using brushes.

Layering and Color Interaction:
Different colors are layered and allowed to interact, creating unique effects.

Abstract and Unpredictable:
The art form is abstract, with outcomes that are often unpredictable.

Specific Techniques:
Techniques like pouring, dripping, and swirling are central to Fluid Art.

Cell Formation:
Additives like silicone can create distinctive cell-like patterns in the paint.

No Traditional Tools:
Traditional painting tools like brushes or knives are generally not used, emphasizing the direct manipulation of paint.

A City of Inspiration

Montreal, she noted, was not just her home but her muse. The city’s diverse artistic community and its open-minded culture significantly influenced her work. Her quarter, Fin particular, with its artistic vibrancy, had been instrumental in shaping her style.

The Sativa Blunt: A Creative Catalyst

When asked about her ‘special sauce,’ she chuckled, holding up a sativa blunt.

“This is more than just a blunt; it’s a key to unlocking new dimensions of creativity,” she explained.

Cyto, from CreationCyto

The sativa strains, known for their uplifting and mind-opening effects, were integral to her creative process, allowing her to explore art without boundaries.

Reflections and Future Endeavors

As our interview neared its end, she shared her hopes for the future. She envisioned expanding her reach, collaborating with local galleries, and continuing to push the limits of fluid art. Her advice to aspiring artists was simple yet profound: “Let curiosity be your guide, and never fear to blend the unconventional with your art.”

A Farewell to Remember

Leaving her apartment, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. Her world, where art and life intertwined seamlessly, had left a lasting impression. In the heart of Montreal, I had discovered not just an artist but a visionary who dared to dream in colors and shapes, guided by the whimsical smoke of a Sativa blunt.