VIDEO: Jim Carrey's Artistic Talents Showcased in Documentary Short

“I Needed Color” offers a glimpse into the entertainer's NYC studio

Jim Carrey may be one of the most beloved comedians of his generation, but these days the 55-year-old entertainer is also making new fans with his artwork.

He recently participated in "I Needed Color," a short documentary exploring his artistic side and showcasing his painting-filled studio. Directed by David Bushell, the six-minute video has already garnered over 2 million views on Vimeo.

“I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it,” Carrey says in the doc. “No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And there’s an immediacy to it.”

The internet's reaction to "I Needed Color" has been incredibly positive among both celebrities and everyday fans alike. Even NBA legend LeBron James praised his "unbelievable work":

Carrey, an executive producer on Showtime's stand-up comedy-focused scripted drama "I'm Dying Up Here," called in to the Stern Show in June to discuss the interesting turns his life and career have taken as of late. In particular, he said he was focused on his art. "I probably would [consider returning to stand-up] at some point," he told Howard. "I don't really feel like doing it right now. I'm painting."

"That's the key—the key to happiness is total involvement," he continued.

Click here for more of Howard and Jim's recent conversation and watch him in "I Needed Color" (above).

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