Amanita Muscaria

2020 — 2022

Amanita muscaria, widely known as fly agaric, is perhaps the most iconic mushroom in popular culture, distinguished by its vivid red cap with white spots. This distinct appearance has made it a familiar sight in fashion, design, literature, and fairy tale illustrations, often referred to as the “cartoon mushroom” or “fairy tale mushroom.” Both captivating and unsettling, the fly agaric carries diverse symbolic meanings across various cultures. Although it is commonly viewed as dangerously poisonous due to its historical use as an insecticide, it is also celebrated by some for its medicinal and cosmetic properties.

Historically, the fly agaric served as a mystical portal for ancient shamans, facilitating communion with spirits, largely due to its hallucinogenic properties. This use played a significant role in various myths and fairy tales. In contemporary times, there has been a revival of interest in its properties, particularly its use in microdoses as an antidepressant. It has also seen a resurgence in neo-pagan art and ritual, maintaining its complex reputation as both a potent and perilous mushroom.

This resurgence is gaining popularity across America, Europe and Asia, reflecting an ironic duality of admiration and horror—a mix of fascination and mistrust that mirrors our evolving perceptions of indigenous traditions and magic.

Amanita NFT Collection on Exchange.Art

“Amanita Muscaria”, personal exhibition at Art Kvartal, Yerevan. May, 2022.

Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina

“Amanita Muscaria” exhibition at Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia. November — December, 2022.

Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina

“Amanita Muscaria” exhibition at Art Standard gallery, Moscow, April 2023. 

Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina
Amanita muscaria. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina