The Alchemist is an example abstract painting that is overlaid with figurative expressionist imagery. The central figure, a hooded magician, wizard, person or metaphysical practicioner is engaged in performing alchemey, in a dark, open place. This subliminal painting deals with the psyche, occult, magic, and various practices of Harry Potter fame. As an allegorical political, cultural, zeitgeist based commentary, the painting is loaded with gestalt representations, and other subliminal implications from psychology, regarding the concept of power, wealth, and the mind.. As such, it may also be viewed as a study of the mystical, spiritual, philosophy, inspirational and motivational aspects of life. The work was executed using action painting techniques, in mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas.
As a figurative abstract painting, the painting can also be classified as outsider art, art brut, visionary art or raw art.